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anglicize

anglicize

verb, an·gli·cize often capitalized \ˈaŋ-glə-ˌsīz\

: to make (something or someone) English or more English

an·gli·cizedan·gli·ciz·ing

Full Definition of ANGLICIZE

transitive verb
1
:  to make English in quality or characteristics
2
:  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

  1. The cookbook anglicized many exotic dishes to make them easier to prepare.

First Known Use of ANGLICIZE

1710

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