ASSIM'ILATE, verb transitive [Latin assimilo, of ad and similis, like. See Similar.]
1. To bring to a likeness; to cause to resemble.
2. To convert into a like substance; as, food is assimilated by conversion into animal substances, flesh, chyle, blood, etc.
ASSIM'ILATE, verb intransitive
1. To become similar.
2. To be converted into a like substance.