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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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Some 70 years later, when we actually must ``waste half our juice'' in Los Angeles assimilating ever more immigrants - both legal and illegal - into our schools, keeping track of a burgeoning youth population, and accommodating even high-school-age immigrant kids still illiterate in their native language, is it any wonder that our schools are not ``doing so well?
The conventional judgment as to whether immigrants or their descendants are assimilating is usually based on how much of their native cultural heritages they have discarded and how culturally "American" they seem.
The United States has a long history of immigrants assimilating and making a conscious decision not to teach the native tongue to their children.
The rating also considers the weaker retail environment and risks associated with expanding its store base as well as assimilating its recent acquisitions.
Art Lopez said his office has done a preliminary report on assimilating other law enforcement agencies and that the proposal is ``under consideration'' in the department.
Based in the UK, Heat began in March 2000 and is the first known company to have developed patented software that assists the process of reading and assimilating information by allowing users to navigate to precisely the information they need within a chosen document.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements include the ability of the parties to complete and close the acquisition, the difficulty in assimilating American IC Exchange's operations and workforce, demand for the combined entity's products/services, the increasingly competitive and constantly changing environment for the products/services offered by NECX.
Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include our lack of prior experience in assimilating acquired entities, difficulties in retaining key employees of InfoWide, difficulties in assimilating and integrating acquired technologies and products, and distraction of our management team.
Spell continued, "Our goal in assimilating the two businesses is to make any changes transparent and seamless to our customers.
The SageMaker line of products, SageServer(TM), SageBlade(TM), and SageWave(TM), tackle the problem of "infoglut" by aggregating industry-specific data, assimilating it on a common data model, and delivering the product to subscribers electronically over the Internet through secure business portals.