Definition of Acculturate

1. Verb. Assimilate culturally.

Generic synonyms: Assimilate
Specialized synonyms: Detribalise, Detribalize
Derivative terms: Acculturation, Acculturative, Culture, Culture, Culture



Definition of Acculturate

1. Verb. (transitive) To change one's culture based on the influence of another culture, especially a more advanced culture. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To change by acquiring the culture of society, starting at birth. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To be changed by acculturation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acculturate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acculturate

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acculturate (current term)
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accumb
accumbency
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Literary usage of Acculturate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Traditional Ojibwa Religion and Its Historical Changes by Christopher Vecsey (1983)
"This was in keeping with the government desires and rules for the boarding schools, which were designed to acculturate ..."

2. Opportunity 2000: Creative Affirmative Action Strategies for a Changing (1988)
"A number of companies are establishing formal mentoring programs to acculturate workers from nontraditional or disadvantaged backgrounds into the corporate ..."

3. Traditional Ojibwa Religion and Its Historical Changes by Christopher T. Vecsey (1983)
"This was in keeping with the government desires and rules for the boarding schools, which were designed to acculturate the young as thoroughly as possible ..."

4. Rural Substance Abuse: State of Knowledge & Issues edited by Elizabeth B. Robertson (1999)
"... the general population of US women may also apply to Mexican-American women, particularly as they acculturate to the norms of the US core cultures. ..."

5. Russian Refugees in France and the United States Between the World Wars by James E. Hassell (1991)
"... Smith who "questions the accepted wisdom that males and children acculturate more quickly to the new environment than do wives and mothers. ..."

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