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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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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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Assimilators, with their ability to pull together disparate ideas can perform the role of product development.
Like the assimilators, convergers are precise and logical, abstract and systematic in their thinking, and tend to focus on more thoughtful understanding.
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One theory distinguishes types of learning styles determined by one's strengths in four modes of learning: concrete experience (from feeling), reflective observation (by watching and listening), abstract conceptualization (by thinking), or active experimentation (by doing).[8] Based on these learning categories, a person is identified as being one of four learning-style types: accommodator, diverger, assimilator, or converger.
Kolb (1984) classified learning styles into Diverger, Assimilator, Converger, and Accommodator.
Clab learning theory is based on the experimental learning theory including four convergent, divergent, assimilator and accommodator aspects.
Students who fell into the Converger and Assimilator learning styles, felt more comfortable taking distance learning courses.
The third type is the ASSIMILATOR, with dominant learning abilities of Abstract Conceptualization (AC) and Reflective Observation (RO).
The book is a "culture-general assimilator" in that the incidents describe a wide variety of cultural situations and reflect 18 themes that evolved from their research (i.e., anxiety, time and space, ambiguity, prejudice and ethnocentrism, etc.).
Four prevalent learning styles are summarized (i.e., the converger, assimilator, diverger, and accommodator), and seven principles for good practice in education are listed.
But at base he was an amateur, a rapid assimilator, talented but with limited experience and almost no conventional academic training.
Twelve participating students from a Midwest regional university were selected through a screening process using Kolb's Learning Style Inventory (Kolb, 1976) where three students were selected extreme cases in each of the four learning styles identified by Kolb (converger, accomodator, diverger, and assimilator).