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v. as·sim·i·lat·ed, as·sim·i·lat·ing, as·sim·i·lates
1. Physiology
a. To consume and incorporate (nutrients) into the body after digestion.
b. To transform (food) into living tissue by the process of anabolism; metabolize constructively.
2. To incorporate and absorb into the mind: assimilate knowledge.
3. To make similar; cause to resemble.
4. Linguistics To alter (a sound) by assimilation.
5. To absorb (immigrants or a culturally distinct group) into the prevailing culture.
To become assimilated.

[Middle English assimilaten, from Latin assimilāre, assimilāt-, to make similar to : ad-, ad- + similis, like; see sem- in Indo-European roots.]

as·sim′i·la′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.assimilator - someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefsassimilator - someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
memoriser, memorizer - a person who learns by rote
quick study, sponge - someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily; "she soaks up foreign languages like a sponge"
dweeb, grind, nerd, swot, wonk - an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious
tutee - learns from a tutor
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Kolb is also renowned for the Learning Style inventory (LSI), a model built upon the idea of learning preferences resulting into four types of learners: The Converger (Active experimentation - Abstract conceptualization), The Accommodator (Active experimentation - Concrete experience), The Assimilator (Reflective observation - Abstract conceptualization), and The Diverger (Reflective observation - Concrete experience).
In this obvious political paradox, resides the bases of our study, how to explain that Rizal the assimilator, the pacifier, could find himself not only executed by the Spaniards for 'treason and inciting rebellion,' but rejected by the separatist movement, the Katipunan which launched the rebellion against Spain in 1896?
LSI defined four learning styles based on experiential learning theory (diverger, assimilator, converger, and accommodator).
Individual and combined effects of behavior modeling and the cultural assimilator in cross-cultural management training.
75% Assimilator, 50% Accommodators and 75% Convergers were identified accurately.
When the facts contradict a plan or a theory they will go with the facts, exactly the opposite of the assimilator, who would be more likely to disregard or re-examine the facts.
Assimilator (RO & AC): This learning style is a combination of two learning modes of reflective observation and abstract conceptualization.
An assimilator will prefer to work through an assignment requiring the construction of a model--for example, asking them to design a comprehensive master budget for a hypothetical service or manufacturing company (abstract conceptualization) and come up with relevant financial and operating budgets (reflective observation).
Developed with defense funding in the 1960s and 70s, the culture assimilator has accumulated extensive evidence of its effectiveness in cultural training.
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According to LSI scores, a learner is categorized as an Accommodator, a Diverger, an Assimilator, or a Converger.