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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.
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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