absorb


absorb

verb

Definition of ABSORB

1
to take in (something liquid) through small openings <most of the spilled water was absorbed by the tablecloth>
Synonyms drink, imbibe, soak (up), sponge, suck (up), take up
Related Words gulp, guzzle, quaff, sip, slurp, swallow, swig, swill
2
to hold the attention of <chatting on the phone doesn't absorb me so much that I can't do something else at the same time>
Near Antonyms bore, jade, pall, tire, weary
3
to make a part of a body or system <local schools will seek to absorb the new immigrants into the regular curriculum as quickly as possible>
5
to put up with (something painful or difficult) <somehow she managed to absorb whatever hardships life offered>
Related Words allow, permit, suffer, swallow; reconcile (to); acquiesce, agree (with or to), assent (to), capitulate, consent (to), respect, submit (to), yield (to)

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