Textual thesaurus for "absorb"

(verb) engage, engross, occupy

consume all of one's attention or time

Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely

(verb) engross, engulf, immerse, plunge, steep, soak up

devote (oneself) fully to

He immersed himself into his studies

(verb) ingest, assimilate, take in

take up mentally

he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe

(verb) take in, take up, suck, suck up, imbibe, draw, soak up, sop up

take in, also metaphorically

The sponge absorbs water well; She drew strength from the minister's words

(verb) take over

take up, as of debts or payments

absorb the costs for something

(verb) take in

suck or take up or in

A black star absorbs all matter