acculturate

 /əˈkʌltʃəˌreɪt/

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
ac•cul•tur•ate  (ə kulchə rāt′),USA pronunciation v.t., v.i.,  -at•ed, -at•ing. 
  1. Anthropology, Sociologyto alter by acculturation.
ac•cultur•a′tive, adj. 
  • back formation from acculturation 1930–35


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

acculturate /əˈkʌltʃəˌreɪt/ vb
  1. (of a cultural or social group) to assimilate the cultural traits of another group
Etymology: 20th Century: from ad- + culture + -ate1

acˌculturˈation n



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