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

v make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)

intoxicate, soak
befuddle, fuddle
make stupid with alcohol
Type of:
act physically on; have an effect upon

v become drunk or drink excessively

hit it up, soak, souse
Type of:
booze, drink, fuddle
consume alcohol

v fill with sublime emotion

“He was inebriated by his phenomenal success”
beatify, exalt, exhilarate, thrill, tickle pink
Type of:
elate, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift
fill with high spirits; fill with optimism

n a chronic drinker

drunk, drunkard, rummy, sot, wino
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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