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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.assimilating - capable of taking (gas, light, or liquids) into a solution; "an assimilative substance
absorbent, absorptive - having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.); "as absorbent as a sponge"
References in classic literature ?
The mass would be likely to remain nearly the same, assimilating constantly to itself its gradual accretions.
Sometimes they sojourned for months among them, assimilating to their tastes and habits with the happy facility of Frenchmen, adopting in some degree the Indian dress, and not unfrequently taking to themselves Indian wives.
Recent studies have shown potential for assimilating high-resolution all-sky radiances from these next-generation geostationary satellites for tropical cyclone predictions.
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The governmental sector came third by assimilating 59,614 expatriate workers including 38,917 male workers; in addition to 20,697 female workers with a decrease rate of 1.2% compared to the figures recorded last May.
These dimensions of perceiving and processing information can be linked to four styles of learning: "diverging," "assimilating," "converging," and "accommodating" (shown in Exhibit 1).
This can be helpful, but sets up the idea that different groups become the same and acceptance means assimilating to one standard; all Muslims are alike, Muslims are either willing or unwilling to become Americans, and if America is not the standard, America will have to assimilate to Islam.
The fear of communication at times kept the students from assimilating, noted the researchers, who surveyed 67 students at three schools where African-Americans make up less than 10 percent of the student body.
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The researchers began by constructing a model in which they classified certain activities as assimilating activities and others as nonassimilating activities.
The young interns studying at universities from around the world were offered an insight and understanding of the financial services industry, as well as assimilating work life and career skills in a live interactive environment.