from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective tending to or characterized by or causing assimilation (being absorbed into or incorporated).

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  • verb Present participle of assimilate.

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  • adjective capable of taking (gas, light, or liquids) into a solution


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  • The immigrant who comes with no money, no skills, and most importantly, no interest in assimilating is the one who needs a work visa, no right to become a citizen (and no right for their children to become automatic citizens), and to be sent home when their job is finished.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » An Immigration Proposal

  • Your writing seems to overlook the fact that mixing or what you call assimilating really does take two to tango.

    Soldiering On

  • By escaping to the past, she could rely on present day John to protect her from other humans and assist her in assimilating, while at the same time protecting him and assisting him in stopping Skynet from ever existing – which would then leave her in the past safe from control by anyone.

    Matthew Yglesias » Spitzer: Let’s Condemn the Human Race to Slavery and Extinction

  • Shao, a Chinese-American, said companies sometimes overlook cultural differences in assimilating workers. - Actions speak louder than words in diverse hiring

  • Developing nations must be effectively assisted in assimilating advanced technology and in acquiring the managerial skills to which other peoples have arrived after centuries of progress.

    The Papacy and the Challenge of the Modern World

  • He taught me, among other things, that science begins when a body of phenomena is available which shows some coherence and regularities, that science consists in assimilating these regularities and in creating concepts which permit expressing these regularities in a natural way.

    Eugene Wigner - Banquet Speech

  • The reading she undertook, the pains she went to in assimilating that reading, the evident effort she made to put herself in the place of all who went before her -- that is the secret of Victoria and that is the secret of Victoria's son.

    King Edward's Keys

  • His little spiel was all about hate and winning the NASCAR vote – the idea of assimilating and incorporating immigrant values and culture would cause his poor little head to explode.

    Oh Noes! I Caught Teh Izlam! « Whatever

  • Tower and even tried to learn the violin — all this was the idea of assimilating European civilization as throughly as possible.

    Collected Essays

  • It's called assimilating to the culture where you live … do that and you will win the respect of those around you.

    CNN Political Ticker


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