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anglicize

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verb an·gli·cize \ˈaŋ-glə-ˌsīz\

Simple Definition of anglicize

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

Full Definition of anglicize

an·gli·cizedan·gli·ciz·ing

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

  3. 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·tionplay \ˌaŋ-glə-sə-ˈzā-shən\ noun often capitalized

Examples of anglicize

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



1710

First Known Use of anglicize

1710


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