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assimilate

(ə-sĭm′ə-lāt′)
v. assimi·lated, assimi·lating, assimi·lates
v.tr.
Physiology
a. To consume and incorporate (nutrients) into the body after digestion.
b. To transform (food) into living tissue by the process of anabolism; metabolize constructively.

as·sim′i·la′tor n.

assimilate

[əsim′əlāt]
Etymology: L, assimilare, to make alike
1 to absorb nutritive substances from the digestive tract to the circulatory system and convert them into living tissues.
2 to incorporate components of a new culture into existing values.

assimilate

(ă-sim′ĭ-lāt″) [L. assimilare, to make like, liken]
1. To absorb digested food.
2. In psychology, to absorb newly perceived information into the existing subjective conscious structure.
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Recent immigrants have found it easier to maintain their culture, and some of those who had assimilated reclaimed their heritage.
For example, he notes that there have been suggestions that African Americans have not assimilated due to their decision to self-segregate, but he then asserts that creating a racially integrated society was a priority of the Civil Rights Movement and that African Africans do indeed "desire integration as much as, or more than, other racial groups.
Conversely, people can be assimilated without being acculturated.
In addition to serving as a constabulary in "Core" nations not entirely assimilated, American troops are to be used to break the will of "Gap" nations who resist the gospel of globalization.
While they have greater facility at manipulating the images and symbols of culture, middle-class women and men have more completely assimilated cultural ideals about the appropriate time, place, and accessories of love.
His chief asset, to the Temple's board, had been that he was a thoroughly assimilated Jew--"a veteran, a practical man, not too otherworldly, not too Jewish, a regular Joe who played poker and football and just happened to be a rabbi.
More to the point, doggedly pasting the same stencil over every work of literature tends to obscure precisely what Bloom claims to value above all else in great literature: "strangeness, a mode of originality that either cannot be assimilated, or that so assimilates us that we cease to see it as strange.
We've always focused on offering products that are easily assimilated into customers' existing infrastructure," he said.
Contract notice: Collection And Transport Of Houseware And Assimilated Waste.
Bynum and Loomis are foiled by those characters who have been more fully assimilated into white culture.
Certainly you can find parallels all over the world about communities having to be assimilated and people denying their ethnicity and their culture.
Some are fully assimilated into mainstream America; others have just begun that process.