Imbibe is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand imbibe (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use imbibe in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of imbibe, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of imbibe, followed by 46 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - receive into the mind and retain
EXAMPLES - Imbibe in a Sentence
- But where did Welch himself imbibe of that decency? (source)
- Whites with higher degrees are more likely to imbibe. (source)
- "imbibe," settled once again to listen in gloomy silence. (source)
- And daytime parties allow people to imbibe and still get a full night's sleep. (source)
- We need someone who knows how to extrapolate (and imbibe) information that is coming from (source)
- People who socialize with heavy drinkers are more likely to imbibe a bit too much themselves. (source)
- For me, it's a time to drink to excess with friends who become more likable the more I imbibe. (source)
- Before we imbibe this Tuesday, can we take a moment to look at what's at stake in Massachusetts? (source)
- Our cup runneth over; imbibe, boogie and be merry, for tomorrow we realize it doesn't matter a lick. (source)
- She was pleased that he seemed to be pleased with her; he asked her to "imbibe" some ice-cream with him. (source)
- He said the best homage to the leader was to follow his footsteps and imbibe the lessons he gave to the nation. (source)
- So whether you're watching to see how brewing is done, or you want to salivate as I imbibe Patrick's beer, enjoy! (source)
- Hmm. Why do airlines give such stringent requirements to patrons of the emergency exit, yet still let them imbibe? (source)
- They encourage him to imbibe large quantities of wine, and they then have relations with him during his intoxication. (source)
- But I did have a huge thermos of strong coffee that I took from class to class, to imbibe during (not just before) the lectures. (source)
- Sometimes literally, but more pervasively in the way they imbibe the same historical tradition and, however shifting, "standards." (source)
- (Although hopefully in heaven we'll be able to imbibe to our hearts 'content without that bloated, woozy feeling at the end of the day.) (source)
- South Asian countries typically offer only a single rate for electricity and need to imbibe global best practices in intelligent rate design. (source)
- Would you like to rub shoulders with some of the greatest sages and mighty spiritual minds of our world, and imbibe some of what they have to offer? (source)
- More than likely, if you go out today to a reputable place to imbibe, and you order a gimlet, it will be made with fresh lime juice and simple syrup. (source)
- And precisely because of conscience, we refuse to imbibe the poison, wrestle the pig; we have more important work, nation- and soul-saving work, to do. (source)
- If you look for such opportunities to imbibe, I would have thought you would have joined the thread Orin Kerr started about the P&I argument a little while ago. (source)
- The result was pretty amazing and the juices and smoothies (esp. the coconut mylk and the cacao smoothie) were so delicious that I imbibe them whenever I'm in NYC. (source)
- But we know enough about Puritans to suspect that what they really disliked was the idea of a holiday where people would imbibe strong drink and generally make merry. (source)
- The narrator, who has fled his home, meets Hayy, who enchants him with words of wisdom, then invites him to immerse himself in the fountain of life and imbibe its waters. (source)
- Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. were kind enough to talk to me about the book and the movie, and the time Mark Millar tried to imbibe whiskey through his ocular cavity ... (source)
- It's a vast beer hall in a converted warehouse, where large groups of Taiwanese revelers at picnic tables imbibe and celebrate with signature green mini-kegs of Taiwan Beer. (source)
- Gallup. com reports that 67 percent of people across the country imbibe alcohol, with 71 percent of college graduates reporting alcohol use and 58 percent of high school graduates. (source)
- For travelers looking to imbibe with more than just a pretty cocktail for scenery, head to Sevva Hong Kong (Princess Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, 852-2537-1388; sevvahk. com). (source)
- There, I imbibe small doses of vitriol between couples, listen to the rancor and the discord, to the stories of what a son-of-a-bitch my ex-husband is, or what a bitch my ex-wife is. (source)
- Higher sumptuary taxes on unhealthy items might help but would run into practical problems (is candy unhealthier than cheese?) and would penalize those who eat and imbibe in moderation. (source)
- The problem with closing down a bar is that the bartender has ambitions, whether to go home or to go out somewhere and imbibe, but certainly not to stay any longer at the bar than they have to. (source)
- With an ability to control himself around alcohol that addiction researchers say is highly unusual, he can occasionally sip and spit at professional tastings without being tempted to imbibe, he says. (source)
- A reporter for the Boston Journal complained that it was hard to gather news because "as they imbibe and become loquacious they forget their English and grow communicative in unintelligible Japanese." (source)
- UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I cannot believe that this current (ph) manifested itself all of a sudden on this one Sunday and that -- and never before did she imbibe liquor in any quantity, never before did she use drugs. (source)
- Next, we could move on to seizure-and-forfeiture proceedings aimed at those who permit their underaged children or guests to imbibe a sip of alcohol, or smoke tobacco, on their residential premises or in their vehicles. (source)
- Don't get me wrong, I like a nice, cool, alcoholic beverage as much as the next guy (or girl), and have been known to imbibe from time to time (shut it, Ivan), but this sets such a poor example for the youth in our state. (source)
- Then Johnny "Rooster" Byron Mr. Rylance emerges from the trailer, does a line of coke, smokes a joint, downs more alcohol than any mortal could ever consume; you get the picture of one unsavory dude who will and does imbibe anything. (source)
- They argued the stadium should maintain the same egalitarian policy that for years allowed fans of legal drinking age to imbibe at Minneapolis's H.bert H. H.mphrey Metrodome, where the Golden Gophers formerly played home football games. (source)
- The famed megalomania and gluttony of North Korea's Dear Leader have even led him to kidnap world-famous chefs, who help him gobble the finest caviar and imbibe expensive cognacs while his countrymen survive, or not, on the bark of trees. (source)
- The famed megalomania and gluttony of North Korea's Dear Leader have even led him to kidnap world - famous chefs, who help him gobble the finest caviar and imbibe expensive cognacs while his countrymen survive, or not, on the bark of trees. (source)
- In a city of buttoned-up government workers known to imbibe only the occasional lunch cocktail, the World Cup in South Africa has Washington soccer fans bellying up to the bar to watch games on television before they normally even get to work. (source)
- But it all started here during the presidency of Ulysses Grant, the president who was known to imbibe, would sit on a sofa right here -- it was a round rose-colored sofa called a poof, in case you're wondering -- that they only removed last year. (source)
- Science in general, as opposed to technology, does violence to common sense. 156 Here's a favourite example: every time you drink a glass of water, the odds are good that you will imbibe at least one molecule that passed through the bladder of Oliver Cromwell. (source)
- Just as some drinkers can imbibe socially without causing problems in their lives while others become alcoholics, compulsive sexual behavior can become a physiological condition exhibiting the same neurological changes that occur in the brain of a substance abuser. (source)
- With their one taste-organ orifice, they consume books with a sound that, if you're not born there, takes some getting used to -- and they consume so many books so fast, that * ian authors must imbibe inspiration in some way inhumanly possible as they work without rest, coffee or praise -- for on asteroid * there is an inverse of the Earth ratio of fiction writers to readers. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 46 example sentences provided below is 52.0, which suggests that "imbibe" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 19 synonyms for imbibe.
absorb, assimilate, belt, consume, down, gorge, guzzle, ingest, ingurgitate, irrigate, partake, put away, quaff, raise a few, sip, swallow, swig, swill, toss
We have 2 antonyms for imbibe.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of imbibe from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To drink.
- (verb-transitive) To absorb or take in as if by drinking: "The whole body . . . imbibes delight through every pore” ( Henry David Thoreau).
- (verb-transitive) To receive and absorb into the mind: "Gladstone had . . . imbibed a strong prejudice against Americans” ( Philip Magnus).
- (verb-transitive) Obsolete To permeate; saturate.
- (verb-intransitive) To drink alcoholic beverages.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To drink (used frequently of alcoholic beverages).
- (verb) To take in; as, to imbibe knowledge.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To drink in; to absorb; to soak up; to suck or take in; to receive as by drinking.
- (verb-transitive) To receive or absorb into the mind and retain
- (verb-transitive) To saturate; to imbue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To drink in; absorb by or as if by drinking: as, a sponge imbibes moisture.
- (None) To receive or admit into the mind; imbue one's mind with: as, to imbibe errors.
- (None) To cause to drink in; imbue.
- (None) To drink; absorb liquid or moisture.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) receive into the mind and retain
- (verb) take in, also metaphorically
- (verb) take (gas, light or heat) into a solution
- (verb) take in liquids