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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

We can't really digest food unless there's hunger. So we can't really assimilate spiritual wisdom unless we feel the need for it.
Radhanath Swami

My grandfather came over from Puerto Rico and raised his kids speaking English so that it would be easier for them to assimilate.
Aubrey Plaza

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

As a leader, you have to have the ability to assimilate new information and understand that there might be a different view.
Madeleine Albright

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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