- assimilate ► VERB 1) take in and understand (information or ideas). 2) absorb and integrate into a people or culture. 3) absorb and digest (food or nutrients). 4) regard as or make similar.DERIVATIVES assimilable adjective assimilation noun assimilative adjective assimilator noun.ORIGIN Latin assimilare 'absorb, incorporate' , from similis 'like' .
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Assimilative — As*sim i*la*tive, a. [Cf. LL. assimilativus, F. assimilatif.] Tending to, or characterized by, assimilation; that assimilates or causes assimilation; as, an assimilative process or substance. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
assimilative — [ə sim′ l ə tôr΄ēə sim′ə lāt΄iv] adj. of or causing assimilation; assimilating: also assimilatory [ə sim′ l ə tôr΄ē] … English World dictionary
assimilative — adjective 1. capable of mentally absorbing assimilative processes , assimilative capacity of the human mind • Similar to: ↑receptive, ↑open 2. capable of taking (gas, light, or liquids) into a solution • Syn: ↑ … Useful english dictionary
assimilative — adjective Date: 14th century of, relating to, or causing assimilation … New Collegiate Dictionary
assimilative — assimilativeness, n. /euh sim euh lay tiv, leuh tiv/, adj. characterized by assimilation; assimilating. Also, assimilatory /euh sim euh leuh tawr ee, tohr ee/. [1520 30; < ML assimilativus. See ASSIMILATE, IVE] * * * … Universalium
assimilative — adjective Tending to, or characterized by, assimilation … Wiktionary
assimilative — as·sim·i·la·tive ə sim ə .lāt iv, lət adj of, relating to, or causing assimilation … Medical dictionary
assimilative — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having a capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up: absorbent, absorptive, bibulous. See DRY … English dictionary for students
assimilative — adj. tending to or characterized by assimilation; causing assimilation … English contemporary dictionary
assimilative — as·sim·i·la·tive … English syllables