- acculturate (v.) 1934, back formation from ACCULTURATION (Cf. acculturation). Related: Acculturated; acculturating.
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acculturate — ☆ acculturate [ə kul′chər āt΄ ] vi., vt. acculturated, acculturating [back form. < ACCULTURATION] to undergo, or alter by, acculturation … English World dictionary
acculturate — UK [əˈkʌltʃəreɪt] / US [əˈkʌltʃəˌreɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms acculturate : present tense I/you/we/they acculturate he/she/it acculturates present participle acculturating past tense acculturated past participle acculturated… … English dictionary
acculturate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: back formation from acculturation Date: 1930 to change through acculturation … New Collegiate Dictionary
acculturate — acculturative, adj. /euh kul cheuh rayt /, v.t., v.i., acculturated, acculturating. to alter by acculturation. [1930 35; back formation from ACCULTURATION] * * * … Universalium
acculturate — verb /əˈkʌltʃəˌreɪt/ a) To change ones culture based on the influence of another culture. b) To be changed by acculturation. See Also: acculturation … Wiktionary
acculturate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To fit for companionship with others, especially in attitude or manners: civilize, humanize, socialize. See TEACH … English dictionary for students
acculturate — v. absorb a foreign or different culture; assimilate from a cultural point of view … English contemporary dictionary
acculturate — [ə kʌltʃəreɪt] verb assimilate to a different culture. Derivatives acculturation noun acculturative adjective … English new terms dictionary
acculturate — ac·cul·tur·ate … English syllables
acculturate — ac•cul•tur•ate [[t]əˈkʌl tʃəˌreɪt[/t]] v. t. v. i. at•ed, at•ing ant soc to alter by acculturation • Etymology: 1930–35 ac•cul′tur•a tive, adj … From formal English to slang