[v] take up, as of knowledge or beliefs [v] serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
absorb, assimilate, consume, have, take, take in, take in
abstain, desist, refrain
ablate, absorb, assimilate, bleed white, burn up, consume, deplete, devour, digest, dispatch, dispose of, down, drain, drain of resources, drink, drink in, eat, eat up, engorge, engulf, erode, exhaust, expend, feed on, finish, finish off, get away with, g