acculturate


acculturate
UK [əˈkʌltʃəreɪt] / US [əˈkʌltʃəˌreɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word forms "acculturate":
present tense I/you/we/they acculturate he/she/it acculturates present participle acculturating past tense acculturated past participle acculturated formal
to change your ideas and behaviour so that you start to become part of another culture, or to help someone to do this

English dictionary. 2014.

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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

  • 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