- to alter by acculturation.
Origin of acculturate
First recorded in 1930–35; back formation from acculturation
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- (of a cultural or social group) to assimilate the cultural traits of another group
C20: from ad- + culture + -ate 1
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Word Origin and History for acculturate
1934, back-formation from acculturation. Related: Acculturated; acculturating.
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