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assimilate
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

6 uses
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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
  • Phaedrus seemed to assimilate them, or be assimilated by them.
    Part 3 (51% in)
  • The only way they could assimilate it was to abandon the entire medieval outlook and enter into a new expansion of reason.
    Part 2 (84% in)
  • He showed a way by which reason may be expanded to include elements that have previously been unassimilable and thus have been considered irrational.
    Part 3 (49% in)
  • I think it's the overwhelming presence of these irrational elements crying for assimilation that creates the present bad quality, the chaotic, disconnected spirit of the twentieth century.
    Part 3 (49% in)
  • Phaedrus seemed to assimilate them, or be assimilated by them.
    Part 3 (51% in)
  • At present we are also snowed under with a lot of stylishness in the arts ... thin art ... because there's very little assimilation or extension into underlying form.
    Part 3 (76% in)

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