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assimilate

[v. uh-sim-uh-leyt; n. uh-sim-uh-lit, -leyt]
verb (used with object), assimilated, assimilating.
1.
to take in and incorporate as one's own; absorb: He assimilated many new experiences on his European trip.
2.
to bring into conformity with the customs, attitudes, etc., of a group, nation, or the like; adapt or adjust: to assimilate the new immigrants.
3.
Physiology. to convert (food) to substances suitable for incorporation into the body and its tissues.
4.
to cause to resemble (usually followed by to or with ).
5.
to compare; liken (usually followed by to or with ).
6.
Phonetics. to modify by assimilation.
verb (used without object), assimilated, assimilating.
7.
to be or become absorbed.
8.
to conform or adjust to the customs, attitudes, etc., of a group, nation, or the like: The new arrivals assimilated easily and quickly.
9.
Physiology. (of food) to be converted into the substance of the body; be absorbed into the system.
10.
to bear a resemblance (usually followed by to or with ).
11.
Phonetics. to become modified by assimilation.
noun
12.
something that is assimilated.

Origin:
1570–80; < Latin assimilātus likened to, made like (past participle of assimilāre), equivalent to as- as- + simil- (see similar) + -ātus -ate1

assimilator, noun
nonassimilating, adjective
reassimilate, verb, reassimilated, reassimilating.
unassimilated, adjective
unassimilating, adjective
well-assimilated, adjective
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assimilate (əˈsɪmɪˌleɪt)
 
vb (usually foll by into or with) (usually foll by to or with)
1.  (tr) to learn (information, a procedure, etc) and understand it thoroughly
2.  (tr) to absorb (food) and incorporate it into the body tissues
3.  (intr) to become absorbed, incorporated, or learned and understood
4.  to bring or come into harmony; adjust or become adjusted: the new immigrants assimilated easily
5.  to become or cause to become similar
6.  (usually foll by to) phonetics to change (a consonant) or (of a consonant) to be changed into another under the influence of one adjacent to it: (n) often assimilates to before (k), as in ``include''
 
[C15: from Latin assimilāre to make one thing like another, from similis like, similar]
 
as'similable
 
adj
 
as'similably
 
adv
 
assimi'lation
 
n
 
as'similative
 
adj
 
as'similatory
 
adj
 
as'similator
 
n
 
as'similatively
 
adv

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assimilate
1520s, from L. assimilatus, pp. of assimilare "to make like," from ad- "to" + simulare "make similar," from similis "like, resembling" (see similar). Originally trans. (with to); intrans. use first recorded 1837.
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assimilate as·sim·i·late (ə-sĭm'ə-lāt')
v. as·sim·i·lat·ed, as·sim·i·lat·ing, as·sim·i·lates

  1. To consume and incorporate nutrients into the body after digestion.

  2. To transform food into living tissue by the process of anabolism.

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