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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 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 previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior (2017)

by Fathali M. Moghaddam

In both cases, they are based on beliefs about how the immigrant group should acculturate. Attitudes people hold on two particular issues form the basis for preferred acculturation strategies— attitudes toward contact with the host culture and ...

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 previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (2013)

by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu

While some gradually acculturate, others experience legal and social ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Jewish-American Literature (2015)

by Alan L. Berger

AmericanJews competing in business and confronting personal problems, sometimesin waysthat couldhave intensifiedthe disparagementof Jews byantiSemites critical ofimmigrants slow touse standard English formsandslow to acculturate.

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology (2017)

by Amy Wenzel

The concept of acculturation strategies refers to the various ways in which groups and individuals seek to acculturate. These variations have challenged the assumption that everyone would assimilate and become absorbed into the dominant ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods (2017)

by Mike Allen

Local people, or host people, have a lasting impact on how individuals acculturate and adjust to the host environment. If the experiences are positive, it is more likely acculturation will occur more quickly. However, if the initial experiences are ...

Google previewThe Million Word Crossword Dictionary (2010)

by Stanley Newman, Daniel Stark

see accounting acculturate: 8 accustom 9 acclimate accumbent: 10 horizontal accumulate: 4 cull, gain, grow, heap, hold, keep, mass, pile, save 5 add to, amass, cache, glean, hoard, lay by, lay up, mount, put by, run up, stack, ...

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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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