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English definition of “absorb”

absorb

verb [T] (TAKE CONTROL)    /əbˈzɔːb/ US  /-ˈzɔːrb/
if one company absorbs another company, it takes control of it and they become one company: Telecorp Holdings absorbed its Spanish subsidiary into its British headquarters.Mergers and takeovers
(Definition of absorb verb (TAKE CONTROL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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