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 assimilator
Historical Examples of assimilator
His policy is not the policy of Rome the conqueror, but Rome the assimilator.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind
Herbert George Wells
We are introduced successively to the Palestinian, the Assimilator, and the Neither-here-nor-there.
Goethe was an assimilator and summed up in himself the spirit of a century, the attitude of predecessors and contemporaries.Laurence Sterne in Germany
Harvey Waterman Thayer
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.