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To integrate new knowledge or information into the mind; usually, with what is already known. (2)
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assimilate (verb), assimilates; assimilated; assimilating
1. To integrate someone, or people, into another group so differences are minimized or eliminated: By studying the language of the country, the immigrants hoped to assimilate themselves into their new neighborhood.
2. To conform or to adjust to the customs, attitudes, etc., of a group, nation, or the like: The new arrivals assimilated easily and quickly into their new culture.
3. To integrate new knowledge or information with what is already known or to incorporate and absorb into the mind: Jeremy is trying to assimilate the new information from his computer project so he can develop new programs for other people.
4. To incorporate digested food materials into the cells and tissues of the body: While Mildred was getting ready for bed, she was convinced that her nutritious dinner was being assimilated into her body so she would have energy for tomorrow's project at work.
5. Etymology: from Latin assimilatus, assimilare, "to make like"; from ad-, "to" + simulare, "to make similar"; from similis, "like, resembling".
To absorb something into the mind or the body.
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assimilate, simulate
assimilate (uh SIM uh layt") (verb)
1. To consume and incorporate (nutrients) into the body after digestion: What Bob eats will assimilate into his bodily system.
2. To learn something so that it is fully understood and can be used: Children need to assimilate new ideas and there is a lot of information to assimilate in schools.
3. To cause a person or group to become part of a different society, country, etc.: Schools have been used to assimilate the children of immigrants.
simulate (SIM yuh layt") (verb)
1. To make a pretense of; to feign: Lue tried to simulate tears to get the sympathy of her friend.
2. To have or to take on the appearance, form, or sound of: The wall surface was constructed to simulate stone.

The contractors understood Jordan's request to simulate brick when building the new house; however, it took the workers time to assimilate the instructions of exactly what Jordan was actually expecting.