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v. as·sim·i·lat·ed, as·sim·i·lat·ing, as·sim·i·lates
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.]
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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]
asˈsimilative, asˈsimilatory adj
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as•sim•i•late(v. əˈsɪm əˌleɪt; n. -lɪt, -ˌleɪt)
v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing,
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.
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Past participle: assimilated
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|Verb||1.||assimilate - 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 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 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"
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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.
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1. To take in and incorporate, especially mentally:
Informal: soak (up).
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يُمَثِّل الطَّعَام بَعد هَضْمِه
melta; tileinka sér
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vi → s'assimiler
to assimilate into → s'assimiler dans
to assimilate into → s'assimiler dans
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assimilate[əˈsɪmɪleɪt] vt → assimilare
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to take in and digest. Plants assimilate food from the earth; I can't assimilate all these facts at once. assimileer يُمَثِّل الطَّعَام بَعد هَضْمِه асимилирам assimilar přijímat, strávit aufnehmen optage; assimilere αφομοιώνωasimilar omastama جذب کردن؛ تحلیل کردن omaksua assimiler לִסְפּוֹג आत्मसात करना upijati feldolgoz, asszimilál mencernakan, menerima melta; tileinka sér assimilare 同化吸収する 흡수하다 įsisavinti asimilēt asimilasi assimileren ta opp/inn, assimilereprzyswajać تحلیلول، جذبول assimilar a asimila; a înţelege усваивать asimilovať vsrkati, prebaviti asimilovati (se) assimilera, uppta, tillgodogöra sig ดูดซึมสารอาหาร; รับและปรับความคิดเห็น sindirmek, özümlemek, anlayıp kavramak 吸收 засвоювати رچ بس جانا ، جزو بدن بننا tiêu hoá 吸收asˌsimiˈlation noun
assimilasie تَمْثيل الطَّعَام بَعد هَضْمِه асимилация assimilação asimilace die Assimilation integration; assimilation αφομοίωσηasimilación omastamine هضم؛ جذب omaksuminen assimilationספיגה आत्मसात asimilacija hasonulás asimilasi, perpaduan, pembauran melting; aðlögun assimilazione 同化 흡수 asimiliacija asimilācija asimilasi assimilatieassimileringasymilacja هضم، جذب assimilação asimilare усвоение asimilácia asimilacija asimilacija, usvajanje assimilation, upptagande การดูดซึมสารอาหาร; การรับและปรับความคิดเห็น sindirme, kaynaşma, özümseme 吸收 засвоєння جذب کرنا ، سمونا sự tiêu hoá 吸收
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vt. asimilar, convertir los alimentos en sustancias.
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