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assimilate
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
take in, transform, or fit in
The exact meaning of assimilate can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "assimilate to a new country" — fitting into a prevailing culture
  • "assimilate the information" — transform information within the mind into understanding
  • "assimilate the food" — transform nutrients within the body for its use
  • Possibly, he was in a state of second growth and recovery, and was constantly assimilating nutriment for his spirit and intellect from sights, sounds, and events which passed as a perfect void to persons more practised with the world.
    Chapter 12 — The Daguerreotypist (4% in)

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