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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


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

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


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


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