acculturate

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈkʌltʃəˌreɪt/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ə kulchə rāt′)


Inflections of 'acculturate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
acculturates
v 3rd person singular
acculturating
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
acculturated
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
acculturated
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ac•cul•tur•ate  (ə kulchə rāt′),USA pronunciation v.t., v.i.,  -at•ed, -at•ing. 
  1. Anthropology, Sociologyto alter by acculturation.
ac•cultur•a′tive, adj. 
  • back formation from acculturation 1930–35

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
acculturate /əˈkʌltʃəˌreɪt/ vb
  1. (of a cultural or social group) to assimilate the cultural traits of another group
Etymology: 20th Century: from ad- + culture + -ate1

acˌculturˈation n
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