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ac·cul·tur·ate

 (ə-kŭl′chə-rāt′)
v. ac·cul·tur·at·ed, ac·cul·tur·at·ing, ac·cul·tur·ates
v.tr.
To cause (a society, for example) to change by the process of acculturation.
v.intr.
To change or be modified by acculturation.

acculturate

(əˈkʌltʃəˌreɪt)
vb
(Anthropology & Ethnology) (of a cultural or social group) to assimilate the cultural traits of another group
[C20: from ad- + culture + -ate1]
acˌculturˈation n
acˌculturˈational adj
acˈculturative adj

ac•cul•tur•ate

(əˈkʌl tʃəˌreɪt)

v.t., v.i. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to alter by acculturation.
[1930–35]
ac•cul′tur•a`tive, adj.

acculturate


Past participle: acculturated
Gerund: acculturating

Imperative
acculturate
acculturate
Present
I acculturate
you acculturate
he/she/it acculturates
we acculturate
you acculturate
they acculturate
Preterite
I acculturated
you acculturated
he/she/it acculturated
we acculturated
you acculturated
they acculturated
Present Continuous
I am acculturating
you are acculturating
he/she/it is acculturating
we are acculturating
you are acculturating
they are acculturating
Present Perfect
I have acculturated
you have acculturated
he/she/it has acculturated
we have acculturated
you have acculturated
they have acculturated
Past Continuous
I was acculturating
you were acculturating
he/she/it was acculturating
we were acculturating
you were acculturating
they were acculturating
Past Perfect
I had acculturated
you had acculturated
he/she/it had acculturated
we had acculturated
you had acculturated
they had acculturated
Future
I will acculturate
you will acculturate
he/she/it will acculturate
we will acculturate
you will acculturate
they will acculturate
Future Perfect
I will have acculturated
you will have acculturated
he/she/it will have acculturated
we will have acculturated
you will have acculturated
they will have acculturated
Future Continuous
I will be acculturating
you will be acculturating
he/she/it will be acculturating
we will be acculturating
you will be acculturating
they will be acculturating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been acculturating
you have been acculturating
he/she/it has been acculturating
we have been acculturating
you have been acculturating
they have been acculturating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been acculturating
you will have been acculturating
he/she/it will have been acculturating
we will have been acculturating
you will have been acculturating
they will have been acculturating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been acculturating
you had been acculturating
he/she/it had been acculturating
we had been acculturating
you had been acculturating
they had been acculturating
Conditional
I would acculturate
you would acculturate
he/she/it would acculturate
we would acculturate
you would acculturate
they would acculturate
Past Conditional
I would have acculturated
you would have acculturated
he/she/it would have acculturated
we would have acculturated
you would have acculturated
they would have acculturated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.acculturate - assimilate culturallyacculturate - assimilate culturally    
assimilate - become similar to one's environment; "Immigrants often want to assimilate quickly"
detribalise, detribalize - cause members of a tribe to lose their cultural identity

acculturate

verb
To fit for companionship with others, especially in attitude or manners:
Translations

acculturate

[əˈkʌltʃəˌreɪt] VT (frm) → aculturar
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