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.
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
British Dictionary definitions for assimilate
Word Origin for assimilate
Word Origin and History 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.