inebriate

If a party host wants to inebriate her guests, she'll serve them many alcoholic drinks. In other words, she'll try to get them drunk.

Use the verb inebriate to describe what happens when someone or something intoxicates a person. If you realize that your lemonade is inebriating you, you probably accidentally ordered an alcoholic drink that tastes like lemonade. You can also use inebriate to describe something that's beautiful or thrilling: "There is nothing like watching the sun rise over the mountains to inebriate me." The Latin root, inebriatus, simply means "to make drunk."

Definitions of inebriate
  1. verb
    make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)
    synonyms: intoxicate, soak
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    types:
    befuddle, fuddle
    make stupid with alcohol
    type of:
    affect
    act physically on; have an effect upon
  2. verb
    become drunk or drink excessively
    synonyms: hit it up, soak, souse
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    type of:
    booze, drink, fuddle
    consume alcohol
  3. verb
    fill with sublime emotion
    “He was inebriated by his phenomenal success”
    synonyms: beatify, exalt, exhilarate, thrill, tickle pink
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    type of:
    elate, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift
    fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
  4. noun
    a chronic drinker
    synonyms: drunk, drunkard, rummy, sot, wino
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    types:
    alcoholic, alky, boozer, dipsomaniac, lush, soaker, souse
    a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
    type of:
    drinker, imbiber, juicer, toper
    a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)
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