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[uh-kuhl-chuh-reyt] /əˈkʌl tʃəˌreɪt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), acculturated, acculturating.
to alter by acculturation.
1930-35; back formation from acculturation
Related forms
acculturative, adjective
nonacculturated, adjective
unacculturated, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for acculturated
  • Search committees are filled with people who have been trained and acculturated at those same select research universities.
  • If scientists weren't acculturated to be so arrogant about their field they'd know that.
  • The birds were reared by people disguised in crane suits, so that the hatchlings would not become acculturated to humans.
  • Parents who rated their health more positively and were less acculturated were more likely to have children who were overweight.
British Dictionary definitions for acculturated


(of a cultural or social group) to assimilate the cultural traits of another group
Derived Forms
acculturation, noun
Word Origin
C20: from ad- + culture + -ate1
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Word Origin and History for acculturated



1934, back-formation from acculturation. Related: Acculturated; acculturating.

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