Acculturate (verb)

  1. To adopt the customs, attitudes, and behavior patterns of a particular group or culture.
  2. To cause (someone) to adopt the customs, attitudes, and behavior patterns of a particular group or culture.

Origin:

Early 20th century: blend of the prefix "ad-" + culture + "-ate".

Examples:

  1. He acculturated to the new society after living there for a few years.
  2. She acculturated to the local customs and traditions.
  3. The immigrants acculturated to the new culture.
  4. The company"s training program helped new employees acculturate to the company"s culture.
  5. The school offered a program to acculturate international students to the American way of life.
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