To assimilate is defined as to become like others, or help another person to adapt to a new environment.(verb)
An example of someone who may attempt to assimilate a country's customs is an immigrant.
The definition of assimilate is to learn and comprehend.(verb)
An example of something one might assimilate is the dialect of a different region after spending much time there.
In physiology, to assimilate is for the body to absorb food.(verb)
An example of something body might assimilate is milk.
See assimilate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME assimilaten < L assimilatus, pp. of assimilare < ad-, to + similare, make similar < similis, like: see same
See assimilate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb as·sim·i·lat·ed, as·sim·i·lat·ing, as·sim·i·lates verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English assimilaten
Origin: , from Latin assimilāre, assimilāt-, to make similar to
Origin: : ad-, ad-
Origin: + similis, like; see sem-1 in Indo-European roots.
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