assimilate

assimilate(
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sih
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to absorb)
a. asimilar (food or nutrients)
The body assimilates nutrients from the food we eat.El cuerpo asimila los nutrientes de los alimentos que comemos.
2. (to understand fully)
a. asimilar (information or events)
She now needs time to assimilate all that has happened.Ahora necesita tiempo para asimilar todo lo ocurrido.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to adapt)
a. integrarse
Julie had difficulty assimilating into her new school.Julie tuvo dificultades integrándose en su nueva escuela.
4. (to be incorporated into)
a. asimilarse
Some say protein from organic sources assimilates more easily.Hay quien afirma que las proteínas de fuentes orgánicas se asimilan con mayor facilidad.
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assimilate
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (food, ideas)
a. asimilar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (immigrants)
a. integrarse
assimilate [əˈsɪmɪleɪt]
transitive verb
asimilar
intransitive verb
asimilarse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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