used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
only 1 use
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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
- "And you?" she asked, struck again by how he'd aged, still trying to assimilate the fact of his presence, here with her, in this small room after all these years.
There are no more uses of "assimilate" in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter.