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assimilate

verb

Definition of ASSIMILATE

1
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>
Antonyms contrast
2
to have a clear idea of <still trying to assimilate the doctor's diagnosis of my heart condition>
Antonyms miss
3
to make a part of a body or system <social workers will need time to assimilate the new arrivals into the community>

March 30, 2015
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