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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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But those who do take part in assimilating activities tend to spend more time on them than natives.
Dawson shows that these divergent understandings had begun to unravel the indigenist project by the late 1930s, even before Cardenas's successors backed away from the ideal of either assimilating or uplifting native peoples, preferring instead to convert the Department of Indigenous Affairs into an enclave for patronage appointments and half-measures.
Those assimilating the comprehensive information found in Giotto to Durer may deservedly consider themselves well on the way to being truly knowledgeable in the area of European painting from the early fourteenth to the early sixteenth centuries.
Mistaking a Latino consumer's change in behavior as being `assimilation' or, worse yet, `aspirational,' in a move to become more American would be like saying our love of sushi or yoga in the United States means Americans are assimilating to Asian and Indian cultures," Poza states.
Clusters of immigrants are learning that America is not as much about assimilating into an English-speaking world but into a diverse immigrant culture, where Koreans can speak Spanish - and vice versa.
These scholars often engaged their historical subjects directly and morally, questioning the genuine commitment of historical actors to the ongoing freedom struggle and criticizing some past black leaders for assimilating into a fundamentally corrupt and racist western caste system.
Without wanting to reduce Neuenschwander's art to her famous predecessors' productions or to the modernist discourse of antropofagia, one cannot help but note, given her snails and "edible" letters, the presence of this typically Brazilian theme in her work: forms "eating" each other, continually incorporating, digesting, or assimilating others.
A: On the whole, immigrants are assimilating, as they did in the past.
Once here, gay Latino immigrants face new, more complex pressures: coming out, assimilating with the larger gay culture without succumbing to its excesses, and somehow retaining ties with their hispanidad.
This is no longer the grim enclave of bachelors who dug their heels into lower Manhattan because they were prevented from assimilating.
Future events may involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, uncertainties regarding: the availability of businesses and technologies that we can acquire to help us reach our goal of $500 million in revenue; our ability to acquire and profitably assimilate into our existing infrastructure such businesses and technologies given the complexity of assimilating and integrating such acquisitions; our ability to fund such acquisitions using the capital markets, particularly given the volatility and unpredictability of such markets; and other risks detailed from time to time in the "Risk Factors" section of our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.