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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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1989) model, these results reflect the assimilatory attitudes of the Israelis, and the integration attitudes of most of the immigrants.
Although no direct evidence has been obtained to indicate the exact pathway operating, it is believed that assimilatory nitrate ammonification is the most likely pathway responsible.
Instead, it is performance of whiteness and perceived assimilatory capacity that plays the critical role in the court's decision.
To try and imagine a comparison or a setting into relation that is not normative or assimilatory, one would perhaps first want to look for a way of sundering the perception of similarity from the consolidation of a norm.
The intervention of the vernacular can ultimately allow us to resist assimilatory tendencies in our own texts.
A possibility is that the change originated before front vowel with assimilatory fronting followed by glide-incorporation and derounding: *DuE- |is greater than~ *DuE- |is greater than~ *|D.
The horrendous living conditions in these nations also led many Jews to emigrate, with the result that the influx of Eastern European Jews somewhat slowed the assimilatory trends in Western Europe.
Thus, while the archiphone O, as indicated above, has three reflexes at the surface level according to assimilatory vowel harmony, ([empty set], o, e), the archiphone A has a reflex in a when the preceding surface vowel is a mid vowel, and an o when the preceding surface vowel is a low vowel, see
Anthropology, as an ethnological study, preceded surgical or normative assimilatory intervention.
24) But the debate never really ended between those who viewed the American public schools as a powerful assimilatory force promoting cultural cohesion, and the proponents of cultural pluralism, who believed that the public schools should, in the words of Kallen, "enlighten all as to the great past contributions of every strain in our composite makeup.
Emberley refers to the residential schools as the "site of an extraordinary 'policing operation' (qua Foucault) inasmuch as they set out to regulate Aboriginal children's bodies to the assimilatory objectives of colonial dispossession, transforming those bodies into agricultural and domestic labourers" (5).