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- To incorporate nutrients into the body, especially after digestion.
- Food is assimilated and converted into organic tissue.
- Isaac Newton
- Hence also animals and vegetables may assimilate their nourishment.
- To incorporate or absorb knowledge into the mind.
- The teacher paused in her lecture to allow the students to assimilate what she had said.
- His mind had no power to assimilate the lessons.
- To absorb a group of people into a community.
- The aliens in the science-fiction film wanted to assimilate human beings into their own race.
- To compare a thing to something similar.
- To bring to a likeness or to conformity; to cause a resemblance between.
- John Bright
- to assimilate our law to the law of Scotland
- Fast falls a fleecy shower; the downy flakes / Assimilate all objects.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir M. Hale to this entry?)
- John Bright
- (To incorporate or absorb knowledge into the mind): process
- (absorb a group of people into a community): integrate
to incorporate nutrients into the body after digestion
to incorporate or absorb knowledge into the mind
to absorb a group of people into a community
to compare something to another similar one
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- first-person plural present active imperative of assimilō