acculturate

(redirected from acculturating)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia.

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

acculturate

verb
To fit for companionship with others, especially in attitude or manners:
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Translations

acculturate

[əˈkʌltʃəˌreɪt] VT (frm) → aculturar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
Through readings of work by William Faulkner, Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, and Toni Morrison, Fowler traces the father's acculturating role as a figure who "both intervenes and connects," enabling an "interfacing" of self and other (20).
Some specific topics considered include preschool children's preference for branded foods, Oregon's iconic bottle bill, promoting low-carbon policy to the public, Germany's Green Dot packaging program, and green behavior among non-Hispanics versus acculturating Hispanics.
Of special interest are the encounters with Native American communities, which betray cultural compromises on both sides, with the sisters acting as acculturating forces at the same time that they learned native languages and customs.
Both Mexican-American and European-American Anglo cultures are rapidly acculturating.
Mostly historians, but also scholars of relations between humans and animals, look at an anthropological history of animals and the environment, acculturating wild creatures, animals in the service of society, and animating the city and the countryside.