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Americanize

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

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

Amer·i·can·izedAmer·i·can·iz·ing

Full Definition of AMERICANIZE

transitive verb
1
:  to cause to acquire or conform to American characteristics
2
:  to bring (as an area) under the political, cultural, or commercial influence of the United States
intransitive verb
:  to acquire or conform to American traits
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Examples of AMERICANIZE

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

First Known Use of AMERICANIZE

1797

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