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Assimilated Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Assimilate \As*sim"i*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assimilated; p. pr. & vb. n. Assimilating.] [L. assimilatus, p. p. of assimilare; ad + similare to make like, similis like. See Similar, Assemble, Assimilate.]
  1. To bring to a likeness or to conformity; to cause a resemblance between. --Sir M. Hale. To assimilate our law to the law of Scotland. --John Bright. Fast falls a fleecy; the downy flakes Assimilate all objects. --Cowper.
  2. To liken; to compa?e. [R.]
  3. To appropriate and transform or incorporate into the substance of the assimilating body; to absorb or appropriate, as nourishment; as, food is assimilated and converted into organic tissue. Hence also animals and vegetables may assimilate their nourishment. --Sir I. Newton. His mind had no power to assimilate the lessons. --Merivale.
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    • Department to absorb Cera
      Prime Minister John Key has announced the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) will be assimilated into the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC). Read more on this news related to 'Assimilated'
    • Mideast Tensions Force Arab-Israeli Writer To Leave Jerusalem
      Sayed Kashua had assimilated into Israeli society as much as any Arab could. But last month, the Arab-Israeli writer packed up and left Israel. He tells Steve Inskeep why he left Jerusalem. Read more on this news related to 'Assimilated'
    • European immigrants assimilated successfully, economist says
      In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, an "open borders" United States absorbed millions of European immigrants in one of the largest mass migrations ever. New research by Stanford economist Ran Abramitzky challenges the perception that immigrants lagged behind native-born Americans in job pay and career growth. Read more on this news related to 'Assimilated'

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