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as·sim·i·late

 (ə-sĭm′ə-lāt′)
v. as·sim·i·lat·ed, as·sim·i·lat·ing, as·sim·i·lates
v.tr.
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.
v.intr.
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.

assimilate

(əˈsɪmɪˌleɪt)
vb
1. (tr) to learn (information, a procedure, etc) and understand it thoroughly
2. (Physiology) (tr) to absorb (food) and incorporate it into the body tissues
3. (intr) to become absorbed, incorporated, or learned and understood
4. (usually foll by: into or with) to bring or come into harmony; adjust or become adjusted: the new immigrants assimilated easily.
5. (usually foll by: to or with) to become or cause to become similar
6. (Phonetics & Phonology) (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 ŋ before (k), as in "include".
[C15: from Latin assimilāre to make one thing like another, from similis like, similar]
asˈsimilable adj
asˈsimilably adv
asˌsimiˈlation n
asˈsimilative, asˈsimilatory adj
asˈsimiˌlator n
asˈsimilatively adv

as•sim•i•late

(v. əˈsɪm əˌleɪt; n. -lɪt, -ˌleɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to take in and incorporate as one's own; absorb: to assimilate new ideas.
2. to bring into conformity with the customs, attitudes, etc., of a dominant cultural group or national culture.
3. to convert (ingested food) to substances suitable for incorporation into the body and its tissues.
4. to cause to resemble; make similar.
5. to compare; liken.
6. to modify (a sound) by assimilation.
v.i.
7. to be or become absorbed.
8. to conform or adjust to the customs, attitudes, etc., of a dominant cultural group.
9. (of ingested food) to be converted into the substance of the body.
10. to bear a resemblance (usu. fol. by to or with).
11. (of a sound) to become modified by assimilation.
n.
12. something that is assimilated.
[1570–80; < Latin assimilātus, past participle of assimilāre, -ulāre to make like, copy; see as-, simulate]
as•sim′i•la•tive (-ˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv) as•sim′i•la•to`ry (-ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
as•sim′i•la`tor, n.

assimilate


Past participle: assimilated
Gerund: assimilating

Imperative
assimilate
assimilate
Present
I assimilate
you assimilate
he/she/it assimilates
we assimilate
you assimilate
they assimilate
Preterite
I assimilated
you assimilated
he/she/it assimilated
we assimilated
you assimilated
they assimilated
Present Continuous
I am assimilating
you are assimilating
he/she/it is assimilating
we are assimilating
you are assimilating
they are assimilating
Present Perfect
I have assimilated
you have assimilated
he/she/it has assimilated
we have assimilated
you have assimilated
they have assimilated
Past Continuous
I was assimilating
you were assimilating
he/she/it was assimilating
we were assimilating
you were assimilating
they were assimilating
Past Perfect
I had assimilated
you had assimilated
he/she/it had assimilated
we had assimilated
you had assimilated
they had assimilated
Future
I will assimilate
you will assimilate
he/she/it will assimilate
we will assimilate
you will assimilate
they will assimilate
Future Perfect
I will have assimilated
you will have assimilated
he/she/it will have assimilated
we will have assimilated
you will have assimilated
they will have assimilated
Future Continuous
I will be assimilating
you will be assimilating
he/she/it will be assimilating
we will be assimilating
you will be assimilating
they will be assimilating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been assimilating
you have been assimilating
he/she/it has been assimilating
we have been assimilating
you have been assimilating
they have been assimilating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been assimilating
you will have been assimilating
he/she/it will have been assimilating
we will have been assimilating
you will have been assimilating
they will have been assimilating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been assimilating
you had been assimilating
he/she/it had been assimilating
we had been assimilating
you had been assimilating
they had been assimilating
Conditional
I would assimilate
you would assimilate
he/she/it would assimilate
we would assimilate
you would assimilate
they would assimilate
Past Conditional
I would have assimilated
you would have assimilated
he/she/it would have assimilated
we would have assimilated
you would have assimilated
they would have assimilated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.assimilate - take up mentallyassimilate - take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"
larn, learn, acquire - gain knowledge or skills; "She learned dancing from her sister"; "I learned Sanskrit"; "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"
imbibe - receive into the mind and retain; "Imbibe ethical principles"
2.assimilate - become similar to one's environment; "Immigrants often want to assimilate quickly"
adapt, conform, adjust - adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
acculturate - assimilate culturally
dissimilate - become dissimilar or less similar; "These two related tribes of people gradually dissimilated over time"
3.assimilate - make similarassimilate - make similar; "This country assimilates immigrants very quickly"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
dissimilate - make dissimilar; cause to become less similar
4.assimilate - take (gas, light or heat) into a solutionassimilate - take (gas, light or heat) into a solution
absorb - become imbued; "The liquids, light, and gases absorb"
5.assimilate - become similar in sound; "The nasal assimilates to the following consonant"
phonetics - the branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
dissimilate - become dissimilar by changing the sound qualities; "These consonants dissimilate"

assimilate

verb
1. adjust, fit, adapt, accommodate, accustom, conform, mingle, blend in, become like, homogenize, acclimatize, intermix, become similar, acculturate They had been assimilated into the nation's culture.
2. learn, absorb, take in, incorporate, digest, imbibe (literary), ingest My mind could only assimilate one possibility at a time.

assimilate

verb
1. To take in and incorporate, especially mentally:
Informal: soak (up).
2. To represent as similar:
Translations
يُمَثِّل الطَّعَام بَعد هَضْمِه
přijímatstrávit
assimilereoptage
rinnastaa
asimilirati
asszimilál
melta; tileinka sér
asimiliacija
asimilēt
asimilovať
anlayıp kavramaközümlemeksindirmek

assimilate

[əˈsɪmɪleɪt]
A. VTasimilar
B. VIasimilarse

assimilate

[əˈsɪmɪleɪt]
vt [+ ideas, facts] → assimiler
to be assimilated (= absorbed) → être assimilé(e)
vis'assimiler
to assimilate into → s'assimiler dans

assimilate

vt food, informationaufnehmen; (fig: into society etc also) → integrieren; newcomers are easily assimilatedNeuankömmlinge können leicht integriert werden

assimilate

[əˈsɪmɪleɪt] vtassimilare

assimilate

(əˈsiməleit) verb
to take in and digest. Plants assimilate food from the earth; I can't assimilate all these facts at once.
asˌsimiˈlation noun

as·si·mi·late

vt. asimilar, convertir los alimentos en sustancias.
References in classic literature ?
"Very likely," says the doctor: "I have known people eat in a fever; and it is very easily accounted for; because the acidity occasioned by the febrile matter may stimulate the nerves of the diaphragm, and thereby occasion a craving which will not be easily distinguishable from a natural appetite; but the aliment will not be concreted, nor assimilated into chyle, and so will corrode the vascular orifices, and thus will aggravate the febrific symptoms.
But as we ascend in the social scale, the process of discriminating and being discriminated by hearing increases in difficulty, partly because voices are assimilated, partly because the faculty of voice-discrimination is a plebeian virtue not much developed among the Aristocracy.
Theoretic politicians, who have patronized this species of government, have erroneously supposed that by reducing mankind to a perfect equality in their political rights, they would, at the same time, be perfectly equalized and assimilated in their possessions, their opinions, and their passions.
It was many years since D'Artagnan had opened his heart to any one; it happened, however, that these two men, on meeting again, assimilated perfectly.
They assimilated the aristocratic idea from the moment they began, as children, to receive impressions of the world.
Youth, like the extremity of age, had effaced the strongly-marked characteristics of middle life, and mutually assimilated them all.
In short, half the nations in the north of Europe had their representatives in this assembly, though all had closely assimilated themselves to the Americans in dress and appearance, except the English man.
What was passing in that receptive childlike soul that so eagerly caught and assimilated all the diverse impressions of life?
The result in this instance was that before I had more than assimilated the gist of the word which had been brought to the fields, I was alone, watching my co-workers speeding villageward.
"Oneida!" repeated the scout, who was fast losing his interest in the scene, in an apathy nearly assimilated to that of his red associates, but who now advanced in uncommon earnestness to regard the bloody badge.
In this proof-of-concept study on its potential significance for hurricane analysis and prediction, real-data BTs from only one of GOES-16's water vapor channels (channel 8, wavelength is 6.19 [micro]m) are assimilated every hour over a 24-h period.