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acculturate

[ uh-kuhl-chuh-reyt ]
/ 蓹藞k蕦l t蕛蓹藢re瑟t /
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verb (used with or without object), ac路cul路tur路at路ed, ac路cul路tur路at路ing.
to alter by acculturation, through sharing and learning the cultural traits or social patterns of another group: The families in my neighborhood are pretty acculturated, but they still celebrate holidays like their grandparents used to in Cuba. Older computer users are hesitant to acculturate to social media communities.
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Origin of acculturate

First recorded in 1930鈥35; back formation from acculturation

OTHER WORDS FROM acculturate

ac路cul路tur路a路tive, adjectivenon路ac路cul路tu路rat路ed, adjectiveun路ac路cul路tur路at路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for acculturate

acculturate
/ (蓹藞k蕦lt蕛蓹藢re瑟t) /

verb
(of a cultural or social group) to assimilate the cultural traits of another group

Derived forms of acculturate

acculturation, noun

Word Origin for acculturate

C20: from ad- + culture + -ate 1
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