acculturate /əˈkʌltʃəreɪt/


I. verb

assimilate to a different culture, typically the dominant one

[no obj.]

those who have acculturated to the United States
[with obj.]
the next weeks were spent acculturating the field staff.
II. derivatives

1. acculturation /əkʌltʃəˈreɪʃ(ə)n /

2. acculturative

– origin early 20th cent.: from ac- + culture + -ate3. The noun acculturation dates from the late 19th cent.

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