Definition of acculturize in English:

acculturize

(also acculturise)

verb

US
  • with object To cause (a person or group) to adapt to or adopt a different culture, especially that of a colonizing, conquering, or majority group; to subject to acculturation.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in American Anthropologist. From ac- + culture + -ize, probably after acculturized.

Pronunciation:

acculturize

/əˈkʌltʃərʌɪz/