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Definition of acculturate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

acculturate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əˈkʌltʃəreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkʌltʃəreɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they acculturate
BrE BrE//əˈkʌltʃəreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkʌltʃəreɪt//
 
he / she / it acculturates
BrE BrE//əˈkʌltʃəreɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkʌltʃəreɪts//
 
past simple acculturated
BrE BrE//əˈkʌltʃəreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkʌltʃəreɪtɪd//
 
past participle acculturated
BrE BrE//əˈkʌltʃəreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkʌltʃəreɪtɪd//
 
-ing form acculturating
BrE BrE//əˈkʌltʃəreɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkʌltʃəreɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] acculturate (somebody) (to something) (formal) to learn to live successfully in a different culture; to help somebody to do this people who have acculturated to the United States The course is designed to acculturate new staff. Word Origin 1930s: from ac- + culture + -ate. The noun acculturation dates from the late 19th cent.
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