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    Smile what is the diference?

    HI, pls help me.
    What is the difference between "assimilate in to " and "intergarte into"?

  1. sheena55ro

    Re: what is the diference?

    Quote Originally Posted by puca1986
    HI, pls help me.
    What is the difference between "assimilate in to " and "intergarte into"?

    Merriam-Webster dictionary and others:

    To make into a whole by bringing all parts together; unify. To join with something else; unite. To make part of a larger unit: integrated the new procedures into the work routine. To open to people of all races or ethnic groups without restriction; desegregate. To admit (a racial or ethnic group) to equal membership in an institution or society.
    Mathematics. To calculate the integral of. To perform integration on.
    Psychology. To bring about the integration of (personality traits). v. intr. To become integrated or undergo integration.
    intransitive verb : to become integrated

    To consume and incorporate (nutrients) into the body after digestion.
    To transform (food) into living tissue by the process of anabolism; metabolize constructively.
    To incorporate and absorb into the mind: assimilate knowledge.
    To make similar; cause to resemble.
    Linguistics. To alter (a sound) by assimilation.
    To absorb (immigrants or a culturally distinct group) into the prevailing culture.
    v. intr.
    To become assimilated.
    transitive verb
    1 a : to take in and utilize as nourishment : absorb into the system b : to take into the mind and thoroughly comprehend
    2 a : to make similar b : to alter by assimilation c : to absorb into the culture or mores of a population or group
    intransitive verb : to become assimilated
    usage When assimilate is followed by a preposition, transitive senses 2a and 2c commonly take to and into and less frequently with; 2b regularly takes to;

    You can become integrated in a new community[ an immigrant, for instance] but you are not necessarily supposed to assimilate the community`s culture, customs , etc.]


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