Definition of assimilate
(Entry 1 of 2)
1a : to take into the mind and thoroughly understand assimilate information Students need to assimilate new concepts.
b : to take in and utilize as nourishment : to absorb into the system The body assimilates digested food.
2a : to absorb into the cultural tradition of a population or group … the belief that tolerant hosts would be able to assimilate immigrants of whatever creed or colour.— Brian Holmes
b : to make similar … the only faculty that seems to assimilate man to the immortal gods.— Joseph Conrad
c phonetics : to alter by the process of assimilation (see assimilation sense 3)
: to be taken in or absorbed : to become assimilated Food assimilates better if taken slowly.— Francis Cutler Marshall
Definition of assimilate (Entry 2 of 2)
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