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This country assimilates immigrants very quickly.
  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
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assimilation assimilate assimilated assimilates assimilating assimilable assimilatory assimilator
Notes:
Note that a culture could assimilate a person or a person could assimilate to a culture.  Where the person "assimilates", the word can describe any range of adjustments from the person making minor efforts to the person completely transforming to fit in.
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  • This country assimilates immigrants very quickly.
  • Immigrants often want to assimilate quickly
  • The nasal assimilates to the following consonant
  • It would be no small business to remain herself, and yet to assimilate such an establishment.
    Forster, E. M.  --  Howards End

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  • He was one of those fine, ingenuous natures which assimilate themselves easily to the dispositions of others.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  Twenty Years After
  • The body better assimilates vitamin supplements if they taken with food.
  • It can harmonize, assimilate, and protect the several parts and members, and extend the benefit of its foresight and precautions to each.
    Jay, John  --  Federalist Papers Authored by John Jay
  • That’s the only way to make it in this world—to assimilate into the society in which we live.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • Jean Louise assimilated the definition and said, "But what’s her daddy got to do with it?"
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Fully assimilated zombies.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory

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  • It was all easy enough to assimilate.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • We were to assimilate ourselves into the culture before returning to Lorien when it could again sustain life.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • I need fuel so I can sort things out and assimilate them properly.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • B. J. Autry was dead of drugs and old Mr. Dale of a stroke, and the various foreign students had either returned to their own countries or else assimilated so successfully that they cooked Thanksgiving dinner for themselves now.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • The emphasis was on assimilating.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Few cities had any intemperate demand for professional oyster-shuckers, but the people were somehow assimilated.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Within the outer layers of civil life in that busy Southern town Jews were warmly, thoroughly assimilated and became unexceptional participants: merchants, doctors, lawyers, a spectrum of bourgeois achievement.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Returning to District 8 or assimilating into another district would be impossible.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Finally it subsided as the memories were assimilated.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • He ceased to work at his tooth and sat still, assimilating the possibilities of irresponsible authority.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • They would have to accomplish their assimilation while somehow coping with the psychological aftermath of extreme trauma.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Before Arthur was able to assimilate this the other man spoke and the word PHOUCHG appeared by his neck.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • What was passing in that receptive childlike soul that so eagerly caught and assimilated all the diverse impressions of life?
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • And you’re a badge of public shame, because at every step you interfere with their efforts at assimilation into normal complying society.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • It seems that it takes the brain this long to assimilate all that it needs to know to achieve true mastery.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • "You’re quite right, and it’s not quite assimilated into the system."
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Instead of working wickedness by night and growing more debased in the assimilating of it by day, she shall take her place with the other Angels.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • It is the greatness of a selfless young spirit that assimilates all things and returns them to the world from which they came, enriched by the gentle brilliance of its own talent.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • I was learning, as all young and inexperienced persons learn, by assimilation and imitation, to put ideas into words.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • Her body is attempting to assimilate the wash of sensations.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • —A name is a centre; profound assimilation.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He could barely assimilate the fact that Ajihad was dead and Murtagh missing.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The quarries dried up after a while but the Italians remained and became assimilated into the town and the state.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • Modern religion is a collage . an assimilated historical record of man’s quest to understand the divine.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • They’d proceeded recklessly, beginning the first settlement before we had adequate numbers in place for a full-scale assimilation.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • They are in our homes; they are the associates of our children, and they form their minds faster than we can; for they are a race that children always will cling to and assimilate with.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Her mouth was dry as she assimilated this knowledge and she swallowed and looked into his eyes, trying to find some clue.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • They couldn’t be assimilated; anyway, most of them prefer it here.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • The most famous case is also the most common: the pet dog, which has so assimilated humans into the realm of doghood as to want to mate with them, a fact that any dog owner who has had to pull an amorous dog from the leg of a mortified visitor will confirm.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • A silver ring fish floated by them, undulating, and closing like an iris, instantly, around food particles, to assimilate them.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • If Oceania were to conquer the areas that used once to be known as France and Germany, it would be necessary either to exterminate the inhabitants, a task of great physical difficulty, or to assimilate a population of about a hundred million people, who, so far as technical development goes, are roughly on the Oceanic level.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • "Oneida!" repeated the scout, who was fast losing his interest in the scene, in an apathy nearly assimilated to that of his red associates, but who now advanced in uncommon earnestness to regard the bloody badge.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • ’Scientific people,’ proceeded the Time Traveller, after the pause required for the proper assimilation of this, ’know very well that Time is only a kind of Space.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • For His ignoble idea is to eat the cake and have it; the creatures are to be one with Him, but yet themselves; merely to cancel them, or assimilate them, will not serve.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • By then her casebook was filled with terms such as introverted, socially inhibited, lacking in empathy, ego-fixated, psychopathic and asocial behaviour, difficulty in cooperating, and incapable of assimilating learning.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • During the time I was with him, Phineas created an atmosphere in which I continued now to live, a way of sizing up the world with erratic and entirely personal reservations, letting its rocklike facts sift through and be accepted only a little at a time, only as much as he could assimilate without a sense of chaos and loss.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • I believe he is of mine; — I am sure he is — I feel akin to him — I understand the language of his countenance and movements: though rank and wealth sever us widely, I have something in my brain and heart, in my blood and nerves, that assimilates me mentally to him.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • They absorb the marine salts, they assimilate the solid elements in the water, and since they create coral and madrepores, they’re the true builders of limestone continents!
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • People had been coming in all day from the country, but they were assimilated in the town and you did not notice them.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • Here the class was reciting a lesson from an abstruse text-book on economics, reciting it by rote, with so obvious a failure to assimilate it that the waste of labour was pitiful.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
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