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