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assimilate
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition take in and/or transform or fit in:

such as:  a person with differences fitting into a prevailing culture

or such as:  information transformed within the mind into understanding

or such as:  nutrients transformed within the body for its use
  • ...European land, and there hide her character and identity under a new exterior, as completely as if emerging into another state of being—and having also the passes of the dark, inscrutable forest open to her, where the wildness of her nature might assimilate itself with a people whose customs and life were alien from the law that had condemned her—it may seem marvellous that this woman should still call that place her home, where, and where only, she must needs be the type of shame.
    Chapter 5 -- Hester at her Needle (15% in)

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