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assimilate

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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

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2 to have a clear idea of
  • still trying to assimilate the doctor's diagnosis of my heart condition

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3 to make a part of a body or system
  • social workers will need time to assimilate the new arrivals into the community

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The first known use of assimilate was in 1671

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“Assimilate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/assimilate. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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