acculturate acculturate

Definition(s):

  • (v) assimilate culturally

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  • Even better, they would acculturate faster and want to become citizens.

News

  • Thinking of Home Makes It Harder to Learn a Foreign Language

    Reminders of one's homeland can hinder the ability to speak a new language. The findings could help explain why cultural immersion is the most effective way to learn a foreign tongue, and why immigrants who settle within an ethnic enclave acculturate more slowly than those who surround themselves with friends from their new country.        
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Wired News

Quotes

  1. Paul Weyrich said it best: "As conservatives, we need to make it clear that we will not vote for any candidate who refuses to close our borders to illegal immigration and cut back on legal immigration, at least until we can acculturate the...
    on Nov 17, 2005 By: Paul Weyrich Source: Jewish World Review

  2. A ketubah in Chinese illustrates the ability of Jewish culture to "acculturate but not assimilate," said Michael Berenbaum, a Holocaust scholar and consultant to the museum.
    on Sep 7, 2008 By: Michael Berenbaum Source: Chicago Tribune

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