acculturate

[ uh-kuhl-chuh-reyt ]
/ əˈkʌl tʃəˌreɪt /

verb (used with or without object), ac·cul·tur·at·ed, ac·cul·tur·at·ing.

to alter by acculturation.

Nearby words

  1. accrued expense,
  2. accrued income,
  3. accrued interest,
  4. accrued liability,
  5. acct.,
  6. acculturation,
  7. acculturationist,
  8. acculturize,
  9. accum.,
  10. accumbent

Origin of acculturate

First recorded in 1930–35; back formation from acculturation

Related formsac·cul·tur·a·tive, adjectivenon·ac·cul·tu·rat·ed, adjectiveun·ac·cul·tur·at·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for acculturate

acculturate

/ (əˈkʌltʃəˌreɪt) /

verb

(of a cultural or social group) to assimilate the cultural traits of another group
Derived Formsacculturation, noun

Word Origin for acculturate

C20: from ad- + culture + -ate 1

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Word Origin and History for acculturate

acculturate

v.

1934, back-formation from acculturation. Related: Acculturated; acculturating.

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