Definition of assimilate :
1. To appropriate and transform or incorporate into the substance of the assimilating body; to absorb or appropriate, as nourishment; as, food is assimilated and converted into organic tissue.
2. To be converted into the substance of the assimilating body; to become incorporated; as, some kinds of food assimilate more readily than others.
3. To become similar or like something else.
4. To bring to a likeness or to conformity; to cause a resemblance between.
5. To change and appropriate nourishment so as to make it a part of the substance of the assimilating body.
6. To liken; to compae.
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learn (part of speech: verb)
receive (part of speech: verb)
- I feel that I shall not assimilate well. - "The Chautauqua Girls At Home", Pansy, AKA Isabella M. Alden.
- In dyspepsia the patient suffered from inability to assimilate food. - "Equality", Edward Bellamy.
- A coarser appeal will produce all that such minds are able to assimilate. - "Personality in Literature", Rolfe Arnold Scott-James.