immerse

verb
im·​merse | \ i-ˈmərs How to pronounce immerse (audio) \
immersed; immersing

Definition of immerse

transitive verb

1 : to plunge into something that surrounds or covers especially : to plunge or dip into a fluid
2 : engross, absorb completely immersed in his work
3 : to baptize by immersion

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Examples of immerse in a Sentence

Immerse the fabric completely in the dye. She had immersed herself in writing short stories. He immersed himself in the culture of the island.
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People seem to want to immerse themselves in something different. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "Michelle Gomez Screamed When She Read the Final Episode of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," 5 Apr. 2019 The key to Schitt’s Creek is to fully immerse yourself in its world and simply enjoy its fairy tale-esque approach, as the show embraces its titular weirdo town much like NBC’s underrated Trial & Error embraced its similarly weird setting. Pilot Viruet, The Verge, "The 12 best overlooked TV shows of 2018," 14 Dec. 2018 Last season established Randall's desire to attend Howard University in order to immerse himself in the culture he was never exposed as the only black child in a white family. Candice Frederick, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Is Us Season 2 Episode 2 Deals Randall a Truly Devastating Blow," 3 Oct. 2018 And cinema that dares us to sit with the story, to immerse ourselves in its beauty rather than be propelled along by its plot, is still rare from an American filmmaker. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "If Beale Street Could Talk adapts James Baldwin’s novel into a haunting, gorgeous film," 18 Sep. 2018 Saturday-Sunday Street Beats Head to Villa Victoria in the South End to immerse yourself in Latino culture at the 50th annual Festival Betances. BostonGlobe.com, "Five things to do around Greater Boston, July 16-22," 13 July 2018 Fortunately, Journey to Eternity allows curious explorers to immerse themselves in the tomb while ensuring that the historic site does in fact stay safe for many years to come. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Take a VR Tour of an Egyptian Queen’s Elaborate Tomb," 12 July 2018 Miller moved from New Zealand to Australia in 1963 to immerse himself in the fledgling entertainment industry. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Harry M. Miller, Australian Impresario and Manager, Dies at 84," 5 July 2018 The sale will close in July, and after that Tepper is expected to immerse himself more fully into the daily operations of the organization. Jourdan Rodrigue, charlotteobserver, "Panthers players, football staff 'ready for closure' as NFL approves 'a football guy' | Charlotte Observer," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of immerse

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for immerse

Middle English, from Latin immersus, past participle of immergere, from in- + mergere to merge

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immerse

verb

English Language Learners Definition of immerse

: to put (something) in a liquid so that all parts are completely covered
: to make (yourself) fully involved in some activity or interest

immerse

verb
im·​merse | \ i-ˈmərs How to pronounce immerse (audio) \
immersed; immersing

Kids Definition of immerse

1 : to plunge into something (as a fluid) that surrounds or covers
2 : to become completely involved with She was immersed in a good book.

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