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assimilate (oneself/someone/something) into

To blend into; to merge with. Can you please help assimilate our new student into the class? I've assimilated your suggestions into the existing curriculum. Do you think Sam will be able to assimilate himself into the group? He can be pretty standoffish.
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assimilate with

To blend harmoniously into a group of people. Do you think he will be able to assimilate with his new class? He can be pretty standoffish. My sister is really outgoing, so she has no trouble assimilating with new people.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

assimilate someone or something into something

to cause someone or something to be absorbed into something. (As when a person or thing joins a group.) We sought to assimilate Arnold into the community. The manager had to assimilate the new policies into the list of current ones. They assimilated themselves into the general population.
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assimilate with some people

to join or mix in with people and become accepted by them. It's easy for Karen to assimilate with new people. I want to assimilate rapidly with the other people in my class.
See also: assimilate, people
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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As shown in Exhibit 2, there was a fairly pronounced tendency for online learners to lean toward a converging style, with a secondary emphasis on assimilating. On the other hand, traditional students appeared to have a somewhat opposite tendency, favoring an assimilating style with a secondary preference for converging.
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Each is a rebellious, subversive group, hoping to topple the institution in order to reach a desired (utopian?) state of existence more relevant to their own specific ways of life than the system that is currently in place." Choosing to document a "scene" far removed from Goldin's own, Harlan reflects with real acuity on documentary, self-representation, and the position of the photographer: "Just as Goldin's friends are assimilating avant-garde movements of the past, these reenactors are assimilating the rebellious movements of their ancestors.
These scholars often engaged their historical subjects directly and morally, questioning the genuine commitment of historical actors to the ongoing freedom struggle and criticizing some past black leaders for assimilating into a fundamentally corrupt and racist western caste system.
A central concept in A World Effectively Controlled by the United Nations is that the collective security system it describes must be "global, with no exceptions to its fiat: universal membership." Building that order will require treating nations outside of it as "aggressors," and forcibly assimilating them.
A: On the whole, immigrants are assimilating, as they did in the past.
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This is no longer the grim enclave of bachelors who dug their heels into lower Manhattan because they were prevented from assimilating. Beyond its restaurants and garment factories, Chinatown has become home to an Asian financial center staffed by an emerging class of lawyers, bankers, and entrepreneurs.
Without wanting to reduce Neuenschwander's art to her famous predecessors' productions or to the modernist discourse of antropofagia, one cannot help but note, given her snails and "edible" letters, the presence of this typically Brazilian theme in her work: forms "eating" each other, continually incorporating, digesting, or assimilating others.
West and East Germans succeeded, in different ways, in integrating them economically into newly evolving societies and in assimilating them or their children economically, socially, and politically over the long run.
Once here, gay Latino immigrants face new, more complex pressures: coming out, assimilating with the larger gay culture without succumbing to its excesses, and somehow retaining ties with their hispanidad.
For example, across the ideological spectrum, they all invoke some external, impersonal assimilating agent.