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assimilate

Pronunciation: /əˈsɪməleɪt; əˈsɪmɪleɪt/

Translation of assimilate in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (absorb) [information/food/fluid] asimilarto be assimilated into sth many foreign influences have been assimilated into our culture nuestra cultura ha asimilado muchas influencias extranjeras
    Example sentences
    • Therefore, after an introduction during staff orientation and some hands-on experience in the first week or two, staff members will have a better context and foundation for assimilating the information.
    • The committee, which is still working on firming their plans, is now assimilating the information on the alumni and how they plan to contribute to the university.
    • The mother of four said using games and learning exercises to improve children's self esteem helped them assimilate information quicker, improve concentration and enhance natural talent.
    Example sentences
    • As these pagan cultures were forcibly assimilated by Christian society, some of their original beliefs were blended with the new religion.
    • They missed out on education before they even came here and it's extremely difficult for them to be assimilated into mainstream society.
    • The danger exists that universities will be so assimilated into society that we will no longer be the kind of collectors of talent that allow creativity to blossom.
    Example sentences
    • At the same time, there is a stimulation to the growth of health-friendly, aerobic bacteria which help you digest and assimilate the needed nutrients.
    • He could not assimilate the nutrients in food even if he had an appetite.
    • In fact, they say, nobody knows what the correct quantity of these medicines for children is or how their systems assimilate the drugs.
    1.2 [Linguistics/Lingüística] (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva) to assimilate sth to sth [consonant/vowel] asimilar algo a algo
    Example sentences
    • In most circumstances, long u is music-u, the initial i glide being assimilated to produce truth-u only after certain consonants.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (adapt) to assimilate (into sth) adaptarse (a algo), integrarse (en algo) 1.2 [Linguistics/Lingüística] to assimilate (to sth) [consonant/vowel] asimilarse (a algo) 1.3 [food] ser* asimilado

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