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What does "Assimilate" mean?

Definition

(v. i.) To be converted into the substance of the assimilating body; to become incorporated; as, some kinds of food assimilate more readily than others (v. i.) To become similar or like something else (v. i.) To change and appropriate nourishment so as to make it a part of the substance of the assimilating body (v. t.) To appropriate and transform or incorporate into the substance of the assimilating body; to absorb or appropriate, as nourishment; as, food is assimilated and converted into organic tissue (v. t.) To bring to a likeness or to conformity; to cause a resemblance between (v. t.) To liken; to compa/e


Synonyms absorb, imbibe, take in, ingest


Example: "Immigrants often want to assimilate quickly" Example: "This country assimilates immigrants very quickly"


Word Family assimilated, assimilates, assimilating, assimilation