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assimilate (v.)

early 15c., in physiology, "absorb into and make part of the body," from Latin assimilatus, past participle of assimilare, assimulare "to make like, copy, imitate, assume the form of; feign, pretend," from assimilated form of ad "to" (see ad-) + simulare "make similar," from similis "like, resembling, of the same kind" (see similar).

Meaning "make alike, cause to resemble," and intransitive sense "become incorporated into" are from 1620s. In linguistics, "bring into accordance or agreement in speech," from 1854. Related: Assimilated; assimilating.

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Definitions of assimilate

assimilate (v.)
take up mentally;
Synonyms: absorb / ingest / take in
assimilate (v.)
become similar to one's environment;
Immigrants often want to assimilate quickly
assimilate (v.)
make similar;
This country assimilates immigrants very quickly
assimilate (v.)
take (gas, light or heat) into a solution;
Synonyms: imbibe
assimilate (v.)
become similar in sound;
The nasal assimilates to the following consonant
From wordnet.princeton.edu