What is imbibe?

  • (verb): Receive into the mind and retain.
    Example: "Imbibe ethical principles"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "imbibe":

  • (verb): Take (gas, light or heat) into a solution.
    Synonyms: assimilate
  • (verb): Take in liquids.
    Synonyms: drink

Famous quotes containing the word imbibe:

    All things are flowing, even those that seem immovable. The adamant is always passing into smoke. The plants imbibe the materials which they want from the air and the ground. They burn, that is, exhale and decompose their own bodies into the air and earth again. The animal burns, or undergoes the like perpetual consumption. The earth burns, the mountains burn and decompose, slower, but incessantly.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)