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acculturize

[ uh-kuhl-chuh-rahyz ]

verb (used with object)

, ac·cul·tur·ized, ac·cul·tur·iz·ing.
  1. to cause (a nation, tribe, or other ethnic group) to adopt the culture of another people.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of acculturize1

First recorded in 1890–95; accultur(ation) + -ize

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acculturationistaccum.