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Definition 1: the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture - [noun denoting act]

Samples where acculturation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the socialization of children to the norms of their culture

Synonyms for acculturation in the sense of this definition

(acculturation is a kind of ...) control exerted (actively or passively) by group action

(... is a kind of acculturation ) socialization through training and education to develop one's mind or manners

"her cultivation was remarkable"

(... is a kind of acculturation ) helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community

"they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"

Definition 2: all the knowledge and values shared by a society - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for acculturation in the sense of this definition

(acculturation is a kind of ...) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

(... is a kind of acculturation ) a cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one person to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation)

"memes are the cultural counterpart of genes"

Definition 3: the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for acculturation in the sense of this definition

(acculturation is a kind of ...) the gradual process of acquiring knowledge

"education is a preparation for life" "a girl's education was less important than a boy's"

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