1 intr. adapt to or adopt a different culture.
2 tr. cause to do this.
acculturation n. acculturative adj.

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  • acculturate — (v.) 1934, back formation from ACCULTURATION (Cf. acculturation). Related: Acculturated; acculturating …   Etymology dictionary

  • acculturate — ☆ acculturate [ə kul′chər āt΄ ] vi., vt. acculturated, acculturating [back form. < ACCULTURATION] to undergo, or alter by, acculturation …   English World dictionary

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  • acculturate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: back formation from acculturation Date: 1930 to change through acculturation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • acculturate — acculturative, adj. /euh kul cheuh rayt /, v.t., v.i., acculturated, acculturating. to alter by acculturation. [1930 35; back formation from ACCULTURATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • acculturate — verb /əˈkʌltʃəˌreɪt/ a) To change ones culture based on the influence of another culture. b) To be changed by acculturation. See Also: acculturation …   Wiktionary

  • acculturate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To fit for companionship with others, especially in attitude or manners: civilize, humanize, socialize. See TEACH …   English dictionary for students

  • acculturate — v. absorb a foreign or different culture; assimilate from a cultural point of view …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acculturate — [ə kʌltʃəreɪt] verb assimilate to a different culture. Derivatives acculturation noun acculturative adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • acculturate — ac·cul·tur·ate …   English syllables

  • acculturate — ac•cul•tur•ate [[t]əˈkʌl tʃəˌreɪt[/t]] v. t. v. i. at•ed, at•ing ant soc to alter by acculturation • Etymology: 1930–35 ac•cul′tur•a tive, adj …   From formal English to slang

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