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acculturate

ac·cul·tur·ate

acculturate

pronunciation:
kuhl ch reIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: acculturated, acculturates, acculturating
definition 1: to modify (one culture) by contact with another culture.
similar words:
assimilate
definition 2: to instill in (a growing child) the culture and values of a particular society.
similar words:
civilize
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be modified by contact with a culture.