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Assimilate vs Grasp - What's the difference?

assimilate | grasp |

As a verb assimilate

is to incorporate nutrients into the body, especially after digestion.

As an acronym grasp is

(software|object-oriented design).

assimilate

English

Verb

(assimilat)
  • To incorporate nutrients into the body, especially after digestion.
  • Food is assimilated and converted into organic tissue.
  • * Isaac Newton
  • Hence also animals and vegetables may assimilate their nourishment.
  • To incorporate or absorb knowledge into the mind.
  • The teacher paused in her lecture to allow the students to assimilate what she had said.
  • * Merivale
  • His mind had no power to assimilate the lessons.
  • To absorb a group of people into a community.
  • The aliens in the science-fiction film wanted to assimilate human beings into their own race.
  • To compare a thing to something similar.
  • To bring to a likeness or to conformity; to cause a resemblance between.
  • * John Bright
  • to assimilate our law to the law of Scotland
  • * Cowper
  • Fast falls a fleecy shower; the downy flakes / Assimilate all objects.

    Synonyms

    *(To incorporate or absorb knowledge into the mind) process *(absorb a group of people into a community) integrate

    grasp

    English

    (wikipedia grasp)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To grip; to take hold, particularly with the hand.
  • (senseid)To understand.
  • I have never been able to grasp the concept of infinity .

    Derived terms

    * grasp the nettle

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Grip.
  • *
  • *:Turning back, then, toward the basement staircase, she began to grope her way through blinding darkness, but had taken only a few uncertain steps when, of a sudden, she stopped short and for a little stood like a stricken thing, quite motionless save that she quaked to her very marrow in the grasp of a great and enervating fear.
  • (senseid)Understanding.
  • That which is accessible; that which is within one's reach or ability.
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