|Origin:||, past participle of assimilare, from Latin assimulare 'to make similar', from ad- 'to' + simulare ( SIMULATE)|
to completely understand and begin to use new ideas, information etc [= absorb]:
It will take time to assimilate all these facts.
2 [intransitive and transitive]
if people assimilate or are assimilated into a country or group, they become part of that group and are accepted by the people in that group
Refugees find it difficult to become assimilated into the community.