They would have the means not only to resist assimilation into other national cultures, but to assimilate others into their own.
This kind of death is not just a painful thing to assimilate; it triggers an emotionally complicated or conflicted process.
Mercury sidling up to the Sun offers a clear outline for networking your way out of any stifling hives trying to assimilate you.
Otherwise, Israeli Jews might assimilate—into something that looks very much like American Jews.
Their stories were told again and again in an attempt to assimilate the tragedy, to comprehend the incomprehensible.
Man's function as a force of nature was to assimilate other forces as he assimilated food.
I wanted to assimilate a new fact, to get my mental vision into focus again.
Those who assimilate their imperfect natures to the perfect type will become orators.
All this took Mike the Angel about one quarter of a second to assimilate.
Democracy has on one side to assimilate aristocracy, and not overturn it.
early 15c., from Latin assimilatus "feigned, pretended, fictitious," past participle of assimilare "to make like," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + simulare "make similar," from similis "like, resembling" (see similar). Originally transitive (with to); intransitive use first recorded 1837. Related: Assimilated; assimilating.
assimilate as·sim·i·late (ə-sĭm'ə-lāt')
v. as·sim·i·lat·ed, as·sim·i·lat·ing, as·sim·i·lates
To consume and incorporate nutrients into the body after digestion.
To transform food into living tissue by the process of anabolism.