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English verb: dissimilate

1. dissimilate (change) become dissimilar by changing the sound qualities


SamplesThese consonants dissimilate.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)change


Domain categoryphonetics


Antonymsassimilate

2. dissimilate (change) make dissimilar; cause to become less similar


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Antonymsassimilate

3. dissimilate (change) become dissimilar or less similar


SamplesThese two related tribes of people gradually dissimilated over time.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)differentiate


Antonymsassimilate









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