assimilate

  • 1 Assimilate — As*sim i*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assimilated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Assimilating}.] [L. assimilatus, p. p. of assimilare; ad + similare to make like, similis like. See {Similar}, {Assemble}, {Assimilate}.] 1. To bring to a likeness or to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Assimilate — As*sim i*late, v. i. 1. To become similar or like something else. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. To change and appropriate nourishment so as to make it a part of the substance of the assimilating body. [1913 Webster] Aliment easily assimilated or turned… …

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  • 3 Assimilate — (lateinisch: assimilare ähnlich machen, angleichen) ist ein Sammelbegriff für Stoffe, die in Pflanzen durch Assimilation gebildet werden. Meist sind in erster Linie die im Zuge der Photosynthese gebildeten Kohlenhydrate (vorwiegend Saccharose)… …

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  • 4 assimilate — [v1] absorb mentally comprehend, digest, grasp, incorporate, ingest, learn, osmose, sense, soak up, take in, take up, understand; concept 15 Ant. misunderstand, reject, unlearn assimilate [v2] become adjusted; adjust acclimatize, accommodate,… …

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  • 5 assimilate — index adopt, comprehend (understand), conceive (comprehend), conform, construe (comprehend) …

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  • 6 assimilate — (v.) early 15c., from L. assimilatus feigned, pretended, fictitious, pp. of assimilare to make like, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + simulare make similar, from similis like, resembling (see SIMILAR (Cf. similar)). Originally …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 assimilate — 1 *identify, incorporate, embody Analogous words: *change, alter, modify, vary: *transform, metamorphose, transmute: blend, fuse, merge, commingle, *mix 2 *absorb, imbibe …

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  • 8 assimilate — ► VERB 1) take in and understand (information or ideas). 2) absorb and integrate into a people or culture. 3) absorb and digest (food or nutrients). 4) regard as or make similar. DERIVATIVES assimilable adjective assimilation noun assimi …

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  • 9 assimilate — [ə sim′ə lāt΄] vt. assimilated, assimilating [ME assimilaten < L assimilatus, pp. of assimilare < ad , to + similare, make similar < similis, like: see SAME] 1. to change (food) into a form that can be taken up by, and made part of, the… …

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  • 10 assimilate — v. 1) (D; intr., tr.) to assimilate into, to (the newcomers tried to assimilate into the community; America has assimilated millions of immigrants into its way of life) 2) (D; intr.) to assimilate with (they did not assimilate with the local… …

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  • 11 assimilate — [[t]əsɪ̱mɪleɪt[/t]] assimilates, assimilating, assimilated 1) V ERG When people such as immigrants assimilate into a community or when that community assimilates them, they become an accepted part of it. There is every sign that new Asian… …

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  • 12 assimilate — verb 1 learn/understand ADVERB ▪ easily, quickly, rapidly, readily ▪ Children assimilate new information very quickly. 2 become/make sb part of sth ADVERB ▪ …

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  • 13 assimilate — as|sim|i|late [əˈsımıleıt] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Medieval Latin; Origin: , past participle of assimilare, from Latin assimulare to make similar , from ad to + simulare ( SIMULATE)] 1.) [T] to completely understand and begin to use new ideas,… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 assimilate — verb 1 (T) to think about new ideas, information etc so that you feel ready to use them: It will take time to assimilate all these facts. 2 (I, T) if people assimilate or are assimilated into a country or group, they become part of it and are… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 assimilate — [c]/əˈsɪməleɪt / (say uh simuhlayt) verb (assimilated, assimilating) –verb (t) 1. Physiology to convert (food, etc.) into a substance suitable for absorption into the system. 2. to take in and incorporate as one s own; absorb: to assimilate a… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 assimilate — Synonyms and related words: Americanize, Anglicize, ablate, absorb, accommodate, accommodate with, accord, acculturate, acculturize, adapt, adapt to, add, adjust, adjust to, admit, adopt, adsorb, affiliate, agree with, amalgamate, analogize,… …

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  • 17 assimilate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. digest, absorb; incorporate, merge (with). See similarity, imitation, learning. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To absorb] Syn. take up, digest, osmose; see absorb 1 . 2. [To understand] Syn. grasp, learn,… …

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  • 18 assimilate — verb 1) the amount of information he can assimilate Syn: absorb, take in, acquire, soak up, pick up, grasp, comprehend, understand, learn, master; digest, ingest 2) many tribes were assimilated by Turkic peoples Syn …

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  • 19 assimilate — UK [əˈsɪmɪleɪt] / US [əˈsɪmɪˌleɪt] verb Word forms assimilate : present tense I/you/we/they assimilate he/she/it assimilates present participle assimilating past tense assimilated past participle assimilated 1) a) [transitive] to help someone… …

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  • 20 assimilate — I. verb ( lated; lating) Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin assimilatus, past participle of assimilare, from Latin assimulare to make similar, from ad + simulare to make similar, simulate Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. to… …

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