verb (used with object), as·sim·i·lat·ed, as·sim·i·lat·ing.
verb (used without object), as·sim·i·lat·ed, as·sim·i·lat·ing.
- assigned sex,
Origin of assimilate
Examples from the Web for assimilate
They had worried about being able to assimilate into a culture so different from the one they had left behind.‘The Harness Maker’s Dream:’ The Unlikely Ranch King of Texas|Nick Kotz|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Their stories were told again and again in an attempt to assimilate the tragedy, to comprehend the incomprehensible.
Our bodies have a tendency to assimilate to the cognitive enhancements of tea, which can eventually lead to addiction.
The 21 percent of students whose parents are immigrants will have less of a chance to assimilate.The Wingnut War On Common Core Is A Plot To Destroy Public Schools|Caitlin Dickson|May 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Americanah By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie A woman struggles to assimilate in Nigeria after living in the U.S. for 13 years.
Emerson looked at life in order to penetrate it; Hawthorne, in order to comprehend it, and assimilate it to his own nature.The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne|Frank Preston Stearns
Even in my short life, I had seen the world pass through several stages of belief and assimilate them in turn.Seen and Unseen|E. Katharine Bates
We've got to give them time to assimilate the idea and then get together a welcoming committee.Adaptation|Dallas McCord Reynolds
Unless the latter function is provided for, the aerial portions of the plant will languish from want of food to assimilate.A Treatise on Meteorological Instruments|Henry Negretti
There is and can be nothing in its deeds which it cannot know, and so digest and assimilate and absorb into its own substance.Progress and History|Various
Word Origin for assimilate
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.