To take in and incorporate, especially mentally
To represent as similar
She paused, allowing him to assimilate the information.
I find it easier to assimilate new information when it is presented visually.
The immigrant family found it difficult to assimilate to new customs because they were vastly different than their own culture.
Sarah tried to assimilate to her new community and fit in with other women.
The conclusion arrived at was that our agricultural plants do not themselves directly assimilate the free nitrogen of the air by their leaves.