Antonyms of verb dissimilate

3 senses of dissimilate

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

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

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

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

3 senses of dissimilate

Sense 1
dissimilate -- (become dissimilar by changing the sound qualities; "These consonants dissimilate")
       => 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")

Sense 2
dissimilate -- (make dissimilar; cause to become less similar)
       => 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 3
dissimilate -- (become dissimilar or less similar; "These two related tribes of people gradually dissimilated over time")
       => 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")

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