to describe as similar <assimilated the 19th-century American captains of industry and commerce to the medieval barons who exorbitantly taxed shipping along the Rhine>
to have a clear idea of <still trying to assimilate the doctor's diagnosis of my heart condition> Synonyms appreciate
, catch on
on to), decipher
, make out
to make a part of a body or system <social workers will need time to assimilate the new arrivals into the community> Related Words amalgamate
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