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Assimilate sth into sth vs Assimilate sth to sth

assimilate something into somethingadapt smth. making it part of a larger group:

  • The costs of assimilating a traffic artery into an existing urban area are a massive community burden.

assimilate something to somethingmake smth. like smth. else:

  • The laws of the defeated country were assimilated to those of the stronger country.