an·gli·cize transitive verb, often capitalized \ˈaŋ-glə-ˌsīz\
: to make English in quality or characteristics
: to adapt (a foreign word, name, or phrase) to English usage: as
a : to alter to a characteristic English form, sound, or spelling
b : to convert (a name) to its English equivalent <anglicize Juan as John>
— an·gli·ci·za·tion \ˌaŋ-glə-sə-ˈzā-shən\ noun often capitalized
Examples of ANGLICIZE
- The cookbook anglicized many exotic dishes to make them easier to prepare.
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