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Definition of 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

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

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

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

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

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
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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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