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acculturize

[uh-kuhl-chuh-rahyz] /əˈkʌl tʃəˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), acculturized, acculturizing.
1.
to cause (a nation, tribe, or other ethnic group) to adopt the culture of another people.
Also, especially British, acculturise.
Origin of acculturize
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95; accultur(ation) + -ize
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