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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

(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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Meaning is established when the individual is able to assimilate the data into present schemata or accommodate new data into his/her existing schema.
It is not for us Welsh to assimilate with him and his ilk,and it is presumptuous of him to suggest it.
With the Mohawks also preparing for play-off action, Flournoy revealed that he and his opposite number Tony Hansen had agreed to run different defences than they would normally run to try and assimilate what they will face in Birmingham this weekend.
Levesque has told his ecstatic supporters in Montreal's Paul Sauve Arena, "You understand I have not yet had time to assimilate all this." What he needs to assimilate is that his party has 71 seats in the National Assembly, and Robert Bourassa's Liberals have only 26.
However, in statements to the press, Interbrew has indicated it will take a breather from its acquisition spree in order to assimilate its many acquisitions.
Students can assimilate their own research and notes into the eTextbook to create a personal archive--a diary of the user's educational experience.
In addition to growing his company, Daniel founded AIMES (Assimilate Into Mainstream Society Economically), an urban youth mentoring program created to help young people identify with the American dream.
More than that, the aggregation of such close-ups--even silly ones--quickly dispelled what had been my initial reservation about the book: the fact that Brodie was on the VMI committee to "assimilate" women, and, more important, that her husband is employed as the band instructor at VMI.
North Korea on Tuesday criticized Japan's legislative plan to granting limited voting rights to permanent foreign residents, calling the move an attempt to assimilate ethnic Koreans in Japan.
It was developed to assimilate into mid to high-end computer systems and connect to the host platform through a single device.
Allocation of the [sup.14]C-labelled assimilate below-ground was rapid, with 23-35% detected in the roots within 4 h of pulse-labelling.
"As with everything that comes to America," says Marks, "it will assimilate." Peterson adds, "[It will have an] impact, yes, but not as dynamic as the first two.