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Synonyms for consume

Synonyms for (verb) consume

Synonyms: consume Definition: engage fully Usage: The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy

Similar words: absorb, engage, engross, occupy Definition: consume all of one's attention or time Usage: Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely

Synonyms: consume, eat, eat up, deplete, run through, wipe out, use up, exhaust Definition: use up (resources or materials) Usage: this car consumes a lot of gas; We exhausted our savings; They run through 20 bottles of wine a week

Similar words: spend, expend, drop Definition: pay out Usage: spend money

Synonyms: consume, squander, waste, ware Definition: spend extravagantly Usage: waste not, want not

Similar words: spend, expend, drop Definition: pay out Usage: spend money

Synonyms: consume, down, devour, go through Definition: eat immoderately Usage: Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal

Similar words: eat Definition: take in solid food Usage: She was eating a banana; What did you eat for dinner last night?

Synonyms: consume Definition: destroy completely Usage: The fire consumed the building

Similar words: ruin, destroy Definition: destroy completely; damage irreparably Usage: You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!; The tears ruined her make-up