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acculturation

 [ah-kul″cher-a´shun]
the process of adapting or learning to take on selected behaviors of another group; change generally occurs between both cultures that are in contact.

acculturation

[əkul′chərā′shən]
1 the process of adopting the cultural traits or social patterns of a different population group.
2 the modification of the culture of a group resulting from association with another group.

acculturation

The process of incorporating the culture, mores and values of another group; the exchange of cultural features (traditions, values, or religious beliefs comprising the way of life) that results when groups of individuals from different cultures come into continuous direct contact, resulting in an alteration in the cultural patterns of one or both groups. While acculturation is in theory bilateral, in most instances the minority culture becomes integrated into the population’s majority culture.

Acculturation

A term which is generally defined as the exchange of cultural features (traditions, values, or religious beliefs comprising the way of life) which results when groups of individuals from different cultures come into continuous direct contact, resulting in an alteration in the cultural patterns of one or both groups. While, theoretically, acculturation can work in both directions, the norm is that the minority population is assimilated into the population’s dominant majority.

ac·cul·tur·a·tion

(ă-kŭl'chŭr-ā'shŭn)
Adaptation by a person or group to customs, values, beliefs, and behaviors of a new country or culture.
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We have no plan for what happens when this third acculturates and be comes Mexican American.
To what degree, he asks, did authorities seek to assimilate, acculturate, or integrate other nationalities into imperial Russia as it expanded west and north into the Baltic region.
On the other hand, the doctor can help the patient acculturate by carefully explaining the purpose for certain medication and the consequences of not taking it.
While featuring Abraham Oppenheim's indispensable role as advocate, Magnus also strives to show how the general efforts of Jews to become "solidly middle class" and to acculturate with German bourgeois society "laid the groundwork for change in Jewish policy" (220-21).
And I certainly agree that once you're here, the only thing we can do is embrace you and help you to acculturate, preferably rapidly.
When considering his goal - to elucidate the complex relationship between the ancien regime endeavors to control and acculturate the populace and the reactions of that populace to such efforts - it is easy to appreciate why Wegert takes extreme care.