(1) To limit, temper, or withhold the expression of one's thought or opinion because of fear that one will be ridiculed or humiliated for expressing it by others around them. (2) The act of limiting, silencing, or prohibiting the expression of anohter person's thoughts or opinions by ridiculing or humiliating them.
(1). Bob had to aculture his support for the New York Yankees when he moved to Boston. (2) As a child of blue-collar parents, Tom inherently supported tariffs and quotas in trade policy, but he acultured those views at his meeting with the economists, who all treated protectionism as though it was some oddball religious cult. (3). Bob's Boston co-workers would always aculture Bob's comments supporting the New York Yankees, so it seemed as if everyone in the office was a fan of the Boston Red Sox. (4). Sally was a devout Christian fundamentlst, but she had to aculture her views on Divine Creationism while writing her paper about Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species.
Any purportedly "democratic" political subdivision (city, state, nation, or international organization) that is actually controlled by business interests or by a individual or collection of individuals with highly disproportionate influence resulting from wealth.
(1) There was a cancer cluster all around the chemical plant, but the corporogoverment of the state ignored their health and safety at the behest of the plant owners. (2)The Congress knew that the trade treaty with China would cost their constituents hundreds of thousands of jobs, and that it was a bad deal for the country, but since the country had become a corporogoverment, they approved the treaty because the multinational corporations demanded it. (3) The town had received a grant for $400 million to build a new hospital near the Warbucks Family compound, where it would have best been located, but the city council of the corporogovernment did not wish to offend the family because of their wealth.