Verb acculturate Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


acculturate (third-person singular simple present acculturates, present participle acculturating, simple past and past participle acculturated)

  1. (transitive) To change the culture of (a person) by the influence of another culture, especially a more advanced culture.
  2. (transitive) To cause (a person) to acquire the culture of society, starting at birth.
  3. (intransitive) To be changed by acculturation.

More definition: alter by acculturation.

1. (of a cultural or social group) to assimilate the cultural traits of another group Derived Formsacculturation, noun Word OriginC20, from ad- + culture + -ate1Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1934, back-formation from acculturation. Related, Acculturated; acculturating.

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