culture

noun
1 customs, ideas, beliefs, etc.
ADJECTIVE
ancient, primitive
dominant
modern, traditional
patriarchal
human
alien, foreign
indigenous, native
local, national
global, world
black, Greek, Islamic, Western, etc.

These ideas have always been central to Western culture.

rural, urban
mainstream, underground
gay
diverse, vibrant
bourgeois, working-class, etc.
street, youth

As young people started to have more money, a significant youth culture developed.

dance, hip-hop, rock, etc.
computer, drug, football (BrE)
legal, political, scientific, etc.

the political culture of the US

company, corporate, organizational
business, professional
academic, intellectual
religious, secular
capitalist, commercial, consumer, enterprise, materialistic, etc.

the development of the enterprise culture

celebrity
wider

Prisoners are isolated from the wider culture of society at large.

VERB + CULTURE
assimilate

The Romans gradually assimilated the culture of the people they had conquered.

Newcomers to the company are soon assimilated into the culture.

embrace

immigrants who embrace American culture

build, create, develop, foster, produce, shape

The new director is trying to foster a culture of open communication within the company.

change, transform

The computer has changed the culture of the design profession.

understand

Children need to learn to understand cultures other than their own.

maintain, preserve
reflect

The paintings reflect African American culture.

CULTURE + VERB
develop
CULTURE + NOUN
group

a country containing many language and culture groups

shock

She experienced great culture shock when she first came to Europe.

clash, wars (esp. AmE)
change
PREPOSITION
in a/the culture

In some cultures children have an important place.

PHRASES
a clash of cultures
a culture of fear, a culture of secrecy, a culture of violence
2 art, literature, music, etc
ADJECTIVE
contemporary, modern, postmodern
mass, pop, popular
folk
high
literary, musical, oral, print

Jokes are an important part of our popular oral culture.

PHRASES
a man of culture, a woman of culture

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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