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Definition of Assimilate

Assimilate

  1. To bring to a likeness or to conformity; to cause a resemblance between.
  2. To liken; to compa/e.
  3. To appropriate and transform or incorporate into the substance of the assimilating body; to absorb or appropriate, as nourishment; as, food is assimilated and converted into organic tissue.
  4. To become similar or like something else.
  5. To change and appropriate nourishment so as to make it a part of the substance of the assimilating body.
  6. To be converted into the substance of the assimilating body; to become incorporated; as, some kinds of food assimilate more readily than others.

Assimilate Quotations

A snappy label and a manifesto would have been two of the very last things on my own career want list. That label enabled mainstream science fiction to safely assimilate our dissident influence, such as it was. Cyberpunk could then be embraced and given prizes and patted on the head, and genre science fiction could continue unchanged.
William Gibson

No police department should hire more quickly than they can assimilate the people that they bring in, and we did. I take responsibility for it. It was the first opportunity I had to hire, and I wanted to do it, and I take responsibility.
Daryl Gates

I was so beat down as a young person - being black, being gay, being unable to assimilate because I could never, ever pull off being butch.
Billy Porter

To become an American citizen, we require people to read, write and speak in English. That is to help them to assimilate in our melting pot, truly to become Americans. We mock that when the cherished right to vote does not involve English any more.
Ernest Istook

I also think we need to maintain distinctions - the doctrine of creation is different from a scientific cosmology, and we should resist the temptation, which sometimes scientists give in to, to try to assimilate the concepts of theology to the concepts of science.
John Polkinghorne
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Assimilate Translations

assimilate in Dutch is in zich opnemen, assimileren
assimilate in French is phagocyter, assimilent, assimilons, assimilez
assimilate in German is aufnehmen, intigrieren
assimilate in Italian is uniformare, fagocitare
assimilate in Spanish is asumir
assimilate in Swedish is assimilera
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