HyperDic: assimilate

English > 5 senses of the word assimilate:
VERBcognitionassimilate, absorb, ingest, take intake up mentally
changeassimilatebecome similar to one's environment
changeassimilatemake similar
contactassimilate, imbibetake (gas, light or heat) into a solution
changeassimilatebecome similar in sound
assimilate > pronunciation
Soundsahsih'mahley.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > assimilate: 5 senses > verb 1, cognition
Meaningtake up mentally.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsabsorb, ingest, take in
NarrowerimbibeReceive into the mind and retain
Broaderlearn, larn, acquiregain knowledge or skills
Spanishabsorber, asimilar, digerir, empapar
Catalanassimilar
Nounsassimilationin the theories of Jean Piaget
assimilationthe process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure
assimilatorsomeone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
English > assimilate: 5 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBecome similar to one's environment.
PatternSomebody ----s; Something ----s to somebody; Somebody ----s PP
Example"Immigrants often want to assimilate quickly"
Narroweracculturateassimilate culturally
Broaderadjust, conform, adaptadapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
OppositedissimilateBecome dissimilar / dissimilar or less similar
Spanishasimilarse
Catalanassimilar-se, assimilar
Nounsassimilationthe social process of absorbing one cultural / cultural group into harmony with another
assimilationthe state of being assimilated
English > assimilate: 5 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmake similar.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Example"This country assimilates immigrants very quickly"
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositedissimilatemake dissimilar / dissimilar
Spanishasimilar
Catalanassimilar
Nounsassimilationthe social process of absorbing one cultural / cultural group into harmony with another
assimilationthe state of being assimilated
English > assimilate: 5 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningTake (gas, light or heat) into a solution.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymimbibe
BroaderabsorbBecome imbued
Spanishembeber
Adjectivesassimilative, assimilatorycapable of taking (gas, light, or liquids) into a solution
Nounsassimilationthe process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion
English > assimilate: 5 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningBecome similar in sound.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"The nasal assimilates to the following consonant"
CategoryphoneticsThe branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
OppositedissimilateBecome dissimilar / dissimilar by changing the sound qualities
Spanishasimilar
Catalanassimilar
Nounsassimilationa linguistic process by which a sound becomes similar to an adjacent sound

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