used in 1776
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
- Much of the lead from the rest of the statue would later be, as reported, melted down for bullets "to assimilate with the brains of our infatuated adversaries."
There are no more uses of "assimilate" in 1776.