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verb British English pronunciation: assimilate /əˈsɪmɪleɪt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyassimilate
he/she/itassimilates
present participleassimilating
past tenseassimilated
past participleassimilated
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    [transitive] to take in an idea or information and make it part of your knowledge so that you can use it effectively

    Picasso assimilated an amazing variety of techniques in his art.

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