|v. t.||1.||To render dissimilar.|
|Verb||1.||dissimilate - become dissimilar by changing the sound qualities; "These consonants dissimilate"|
assimilate - become similar in sound; "The nasal assimialates to the following consonant"
|2.||dissimilate - make dissimilar; cause to become less similar|
assimilate - make similar; "This country assimilates immigrants very quickly"
|3.||dissimilate - become dissimilar or less similar; "These two related tribes of people gradually dissimilated over time"|
assimilate - become similar to one's environment; "Immigrants often want to assimilate quickly"