v. t.1.To feign; to counterfeit; to simulate; to resemble.
2.To assimilate.
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xix): 'It is the nature of an hypothesis, when once a man has conceived it, that it assimulates every thing to itself as proper nourishment; and, from the first moment of your begetting it, it generally grows the stronger by every thing you see, hear, read, or understand.