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as·sim·i·late

assimilate

 
 
pronunciation:
sI m leIt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: of immigrants or the like, to become absorbed into a new cultural group.
Some religious groups never assimilated into the larger society.
similar words:
naturalize
definition 2: to adapt and conform.
The children of the immigrants assimilated more easily than their parents, who held on to their old language and customs.
synonyms:
adapt, adjust, conform
similar words:
accommodate, convert
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: assimilates, assimilating, assimilated
definition: to help or force (people of a different culture) to adapt and become similar to a larger or more dominant group within a region and to become part of that population.
The villagers were assimilated into the society of the conquerors.
synonyms:
integrate
similar words:
accustom, blend, convert, transform, unite
derivations: assimilative (adj.), assimilator (n.)
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