Antonyms of verb assimilate

3 of 5 senses of assimilate

Sense 2
assimilate -- (become similar to one's environment; "Immigrants often want to assimilate quickly")
       Antonym of dissimilate (Sense 3)
      => dissimilate -- (become dissimilar or less similar; "These two related tribes of people gradually dissimilated over time")

Sense 3
assimilate -- (make similar; "This country assimilates immigrants very quickly")
       Antonym of dissimilate (Sense 2)
      => dissimilate -- (make dissimilar; cause to become less similar)

Sense 5
assimilate -- (become similar in sound; "The nasal assimilates to the following consonant")
       Antonym of dissimilate (Sense 1)
      => dissimilate -- (become dissimilar by changing the sound qualities; "These consonants dissimilate")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb assimilate

5 senses of assimilate

Sense 1
absorb, assimilate, ingest, take in -- (take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe")
       => learn, larn, acquire -- (gain knowledge or skills; "She learned dancing from her sister"; "I learned Sanskrit"; "Children acquire language at an amazing rate")

Sense 2
assimilate -- (become similar to one's environment; "Immigrants often want to assimilate quickly")
       => adjust, conform, adapt -- (adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation")

Sense 3
assimilate -- (make similar; "This country assimilates immigrants very quickly")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 4
assimilate, imbibe -- (take (gas, light or heat) into a solution)
       => absorb -- (become imbued; "The liquids, light, and gases absorb")

Sense 5
assimilate -- (become similar in sound; "The nasal assimilates to the following consonant")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Antonyms of adj assimilating

1 sense of assimilating

Sense 1
assimilating, assimilative, assimilatory -- (capable of taking (gas, light, or liquids) into a solution; "an assimilative substance)

INDIRECT (VIA absorbent) -> nonabsorbent, nonabsorptive -- (not capable of absorbing or soaking up (liquids))

Similarity of adj assimilating

1 sense of assimilating

Sense 1
assimilating, assimilative, assimilatory -- (capable of taking (gas, light, or liquids) into a solution; "an assimilative substance)
       => absorbent (vs. nonabsorbent), absorptive -- (having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.); "as absorbent as a sponge")

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