English version

assimilate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishassimilateas‧sim‧i‧late /əˈsɪməleɪt/ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [transitive]UNDERSTAND to completely understand and begin to use new ideas, information etc syn absorb 🔊 It will take time to assimilate all these facts.2 [intransitive, transitive]TOGETHER 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 groupassimilate into 🔊 Refugees find it difficult to become assimilated into the community.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
assimilateThe result is usually lucid and easy to assimilate.Thus, during this period, the infant assimilates all stimuli through the reflex systems.As a child assimilates and accommodates, all of his or her schemata are elaborated.An organism assimilates another organism when it makes the latter into something like itself, as food into the body.What appears to be contrary can always be assimilated as evidence of repression, or as a defence mechanism.Brubeck began to assimilate classical influences into his jazz performances.But whatever they assimilated from other cultures and traditions, they applied in a specifically Judaic context.When a child is learning something new, they try to assimilate it in terms of what they already know.The person we are looking for must be flexible, creative, and able to assimilate new ideas.Those Illyrians who did not assimilate probably moved to the less hospitable mountainous areas, but little is known of their fate.Rather than oppose it, they shrewdly assimilated the stories into the folklore of Christmas and Saint Nicholas.assimilate intoMany ethnic groups have been assimilated into American society.
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Verb table
assimilate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyassimilate
he, she, itassimilates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyassimilated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave assimilated
he, she, ithas assimilated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad assimilated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill assimilate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have assimilated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam assimilating
he, she, itis assimilating
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you, we, theyare assimilating
Past
I, he, she, itwas assimilating
you, we, theywere assimilating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been assimilating
he, she, ithas been assimilating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been assimilating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be assimilating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been assimilating
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