Associations to the word «Assimilate»


ASSIMILATE, verb. To incorporate nutrients into the body, especially after digestion.
ASSIMILATE, verb. To incorporate or absorb knowledge into the mind.
ASSIMILATE, verb. To absorb a group of people into a community.
ASSIMILATE, verb. To compare a thing to something similar.
ASSIMILATE, verb. To bring to a likeness or to conformity; to cause a resemblance between.

Dictionary definition

ASSIMILATE, verb. Take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe".
ASSIMILATE, verb. Become similar to one's environment; "Immigrants often want to assimilate quickly".
ASSIMILATE, verb. Make similar; "This country assimilates immigrants very quickly".
ASSIMILATE, verb. Take (gas, light or heat) into a solution.
ASSIMILATE, verb. Become similar in sound; "The nasal assimilates to the following consonant".

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley