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assimilate
used in Howards End

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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
  • It would be no small business to remain herself, and yet to assimilate such an establishment.
    Chapter 26 (30% in)
  • She must remain herself, for his sake as well as her own, since a shadowy wife degrades the husband whom she accompanies; and she must assimilate for reasons of common honesty, since she had no right to marry a man and make him uncomfortable.
    Chapter 26 (30% in)

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