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Definition of the verb acculturate

What does acculturate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: acculturated | acculturating | acculturates

  1. assimilate culturally
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: assimilate = become similar to one's environment
    • more specific words: detribalise / detribalize = cause members of a tribe to lose their cultural identity

Alternative definition of the verb acculturate


  1. [transitive] To change one's culture based on the influence of another culture.
  2. [intransitive] To be changed by acculturation.

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Google previewExtending Self-Esteem Theory and Research (2006)

Sociological and Psychological Currents by Timothy J. Owens, Sheldon Stryker, Norman Goodman

appropriate framework for the study of self-esteem because to assimilate and acculturate is an unfolding process (like a life) that is affected by structural factors (e.g., size of group, presence of ethnic enclaves). These processes create ...

Google previewRoutledge International Handbook of Migration Studies (2013)

by Steven J. Gold, Stephanie J. Nawyn

Psychological acculturation is concerned with both, and how immigrants acculturate is a product of combi— nations of individual—difference and acculturation—related factors. Within—group variability is as likely in relevant resources as in ...

Google previewA Multicultural/multimodal/multisystems Approach to Working with Culturally Different Families (1997)

by Sharon-Ann Gopaul-McNicol

One's ability to acculturate is a crucial indicator of ...

Google previewWorld Politics on Screen (2014)

Understanding International Relations through Popular Culture by Mark A. Sachleben

The failure to acculturate is a common complaint among those who oppose immigration, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tourism (2002)

by Jafar Jafari

Strangers may acculturate, but, owing to the nature of the host society's rules of membership, still not be accepted. In this case they remain as 'acculturated outsiders'. There may also be a disjunction between the two cultural dimensions: ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice (2014)

by Sherwood Thompson

Intergroup Acculturation: Ethnic groups acculturate not just to the society at large but also to other ethnic groups. Sometimes this has involved ethnic groups living in adjoining neighborhoods or creating multiethnic communities, in which ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words (2004)

by Archie Hobson

acculturate. ac•cul•tur•ate |/ek/l£/frMt| • v. assimilate or cause to assimilate a different culture, typically the dominant one: [intrans.] acculturated to the United States | [trans.] the next weeks were spent acculturating thefield staff| [as adj.] ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Bilingual Education (2008)

by Josue M. Gonzalez

acculturate, contributes to the existing achievement gap for a large number of bicultural children. This discrepancy between bicultural and mainstream student academic success has led to a number of theories attempting to explain this ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Diversity in Education (2012)

by James A. Banks

Further, nondominant groups may be forced to acculturate in certain ways because of laws and policies imposed by the dominant group. For example, Jim Crow laws forced African Americans to adopt the separation strategy by mandating ...

Google previewThe Concise Encyclopedia of Communication (2015)

by Wolfgang Donsbach

To join an outgroup, as, for instance, with immigrants wishing to acculturate into a host community, we communicate with ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Folklife (2015)

by Simon J Bronner

formation as different groups acculturate to one another and adapt to diverse environments. In this view, comparisons of exterior elevations and interior floor plans are especially important to document and categorize (by regional and ethnic ...

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Acculturate Meaning

Video shows what acculturate means. To change one's culture based on the influence of another culture, especially a more advanced culture.. To change by ...

Scrabble value of A1C3C3U1L1T1U1R1A1T1E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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