Synonyms for absorb

Synonyms for (verb) absorb

Synonyms: absorb

Definition: cause to become one with

Usage: The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax

Similar words: conflate, mix, meld, merge, immix, fuse, flux, coalesce, combine, commingle, blend

Definition: mix together different elements

Usage: The colors blend well


Synonyms: absorb, engage, engross, occupy

Definition: consume all of one's attention or time

Usage: Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely

Similar words: interest

Definition: excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of


Synonyms: engross, engulf, absorb, immerse, plunge, steep, soak up

Definition: devote (oneself) fully to

Usage: He immersed himself into his studies

Similar words: focus, concentrate, center, centre, rivet, pore

Definition: direct one's attention on something

Usage: Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies


Synonyms: ingest, absorb, assimilate, take in

Definition: take up mentally

Usage: he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe

Similar words: larn, learn, acquire

Definition: gain knowledge or skills

Usage: She learned dancing from her sister; I learned Sanskrit; Children acquire language at an amazing rate


Synonyms: absorb

Definition: assimilate or take in

Usage: The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society

Similar words: invite, take in, receive

Definition: express willingness to have in one's home or environs

Usage: The community warmly received the refugees


Synonyms: absorb

Definition: become imbued

Usage: The liquids, light, and gases absorb

Similar words: take up, sorb

Definition: take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption


Synonyms: absorb, take over

Definition: take up, as of debts or payments

Usage: absorb the costs for something

Similar words: fund

Definition: furnish money for

Usage: The government funds basic research in many areas