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Americanize

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verb Amer·i·can·ize \ə-ˈmer-ə-kə-ˌnīz, -ˈmər-, -ˈme-rə-\

Simple Definition of Americanize

  • : to make (something or someone) American : to cause (something or someone) to have American characteristics

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Americanize

Americanized

Americanizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cause to acquire or conform to American characteristics

  3. 2 :  to bring (as an area) under the political, cultural, or commercial influence of the United States

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to acquire or conform to American traits

Examples of americanize in a sentence

  1. The editors of the book decided to Americanize the spelling.



1797

First Known Use of americanize

1797


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