Definition of acculturize in English:

acculturize

Pronunciation /əˈkʌltʃərʌɪz/

verb

(also acculturise)
US
  • 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.