[ uh-kuhl-chuh-reyt ]
/ əˈkʌl tʃəˌreɪt /
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verb (used with or without object), ac·cul·tur·at·ed, ac·cul·tur·at·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 1930–35; back formation from acculturation
OTHER WORDS FROM acculturateac·cul·tur·a·tive, adjectivenon·ac·cul·tu·rat·ed, adjectiveun·ac·cul·tur·at·ed, adjective
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How to use acculturate in a sentence
Nate has a biological and acculturated appreciation of beautiful women.How to Get Laid in Brooklyn a la Adelle Waldman’s Nifty Novel of Manners|Tom LeClair|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for acculturate
/ (əˈkʌltʃəˌreɪt) /
(of a cultural or social group) to assimilate the cultural traits of another group
Derived forms of acculturateacculturation, noun
Word Origin for acculturate
C20: from ad- + culture + -ate 1
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