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assimilate
used in The Lords of Discipline

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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
  • I had no doubts then, and none now, that I spent four years in the loveliest city on the continent and that some indelible mark of civilization, some passionate intimacy with form and beauty, would remain with me always if only I were vigilant enough, if only I were resolute in my intention to assimilate the resonances and intimations of that exquisite city.
    Chapter 2.18 (41% in)
  • I became suddenly in-visible, the unassimilated motionless voyeur.
    Chapter 1.2 (69% in)

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