[v] cause to become one with; "The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax"
[v] engage or engross wholly; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
[v] engross (oneself) fully; "He immersed himself into his studies"
[v] take up, as of knowledge or beliefs
[v] take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
[v] become imbued; of liquids, light, or gases, in chemistry
[v] take up, as of debts or payments; "absorb the costs for something"
[v] suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter"
assimilate, draw, engage, engross, engulf, imbibe, immerse, ingest, occupy, plunge, soak up, soak up, sop up, steep, suck, suck up, take in, take in, take in, take over, take up