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dis·sim·i·late

 (dĭ-sĭm′ə-lāt′)
v. dis·sim·i·lat·ed, dis·sim·i·lat·ing, dis·sim·i·lates
v.tr.
1. To make unlike or dissimilar.
2. Linguistics To cause to undergo dissimilation.
v.intr.
1. To become unlike or dissimilar.
2. Linguistics To undergo dissimilation.

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dissimilate

(dɪˈsɪmɪˌleɪt)
vb
1. to make or become dissimilar
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) (usually foll by to) phonetics to change or displace (a consonant) or (of a consonant) to be changed to or displaced by (another consonant) so that its manner of articulation becomes less similar to a speech sound in the same word. Thus (r) in the final syllable of French marbre is dissimilated to (l) in its English form marble
[C19: from dis-1 + assimilate]
disˈsimilative adj
disˈsimilatory adj
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dis•sim•i•late

(dɪˈsɪm əˌleɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. v.t.
1. to modify (a sound) by dissimilation.
v.i.
2. (of a sound) to become modified by dissimilation.
[1835–45; dis-1 + (as) similate]
dis•sim′i•la`tive, adj.
dis•sim′i•la•to`ry (-ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
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dissimilate


Past participle: dissimilated
Gerund: dissimilating

Imperative
dissimilate
dissimilate
Present
I dissimilate
you dissimilate
he/she/it dissimilates
we dissimilate
you dissimilate
they dissimilate
Preterite
I dissimilated
you dissimilated
he/she/it dissimilated
we dissimilated
you dissimilated
they dissimilated
Present Continuous
I am dissimilating
you are dissimilating
he/she/it is dissimilating
we are dissimilating
you are dissimilating
they are dissimilating
Present Perfect
I have dissimilated
you have dissimilated
he/she/it has dissimilated
we have dissimilated
you have dissimilated
they have dissimilated
Past Continuous
I was dissimilating
you were dissimilating
he/she/it was dissimilating
we were dissimilating
you were dissimilating
they were dissimilating
Past Perfect
I had dissimilated
you had dissimilated
he/she/it had dissimilated
we had dissimilated
you had dissimilated
they had dissimilated
Future
I will dissimilate
you will dissimilate
he/she/it will dissimilate
we will dissimilate
you will dissimilate
they will dissimilate
Future Perfect
I will have dissimilated
you will have dissimilated
he/she/it will have dissimilated
we will have dissimilated
you will have dissimilated
they will have dissimilated
Future Continuous
I will be dissimilating
you will be dissimilating
he/she/it will be dissimilating
we will be dissimilating
you will be dissimilating
they will be dissimilating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dissimilating
you have been dissimilating
he/she/it has been dissimilating
we have been dissimilating
you have been dissimilating
they have been dissimilating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dissimilating
you will have been dissimilating
he/she/it will have been dissimilating
we will have been dissimilating
you will have been dissimilating
they will have been dissimilating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dissimilating
you had been dissimilating
he/she/it had been dissimilating
we had been dissimilating
you had been dissimilating
they had been dissimilating
Conditional
I would dissimilate
you would dissimilate
he/she/it would dissimilate
we would dissimilate
you would dissimilate
they would dissimilate
Past Conditional
I would have dissimilated
you would have dissimilated
he/she/it would have dissimilated
we would have dissimilated
you would have dissimilated
they would have dissimilated
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dissimilate - become dissimilar by changing the sound qualities; "These consonants dissimilate"
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"
assimilate - become similar in sound; "The nasal assimilates to the following consonant"
2.dissimilate - make dissimilar; cause to become less similar
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"
assimilate - make similar; "This country assimilates immigrants very quickly"
3.dissimilate - become dissimilar or less similar; "These two related tribes of people gradually dissimilated over time"
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"
differentiate - become distinct and acquire a different character
assimilate - become similar to one's environment; "Immigrants often want to assimilate quickly"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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This focus adds much nuance to our understanding of the dialectic of assimilation in Central Europe, whereby, according to traditional scholarship, Jews either aimed to become wholly "invisible" as Jews in public in an effort to acculturate to mainstream bourgeois culture, or to fully "dissimilate" by proudly bearing Jewish symbols or engaging publicly in debates and traditions.
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