assimilate (v.)

  1. take up mentally; he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe

    [ Syn: absorb , ingest , take in ]

  2. become similar to one's environment; Immigrants often want to assimilate quickly'

  3. make similar; This country assimilates immigrants very quickly'

  4. take (gas, light or heat) into a solution

    [ Syn: imbibe ]

  5. become similar in sound; The nasal assimilates to the following consonant'

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