italianize


ital·ian·ize

verb, often capitalized \ə-ˈtal-yə-ˌnīz, i- also ī-\
ital·ian·izedital·ian·iz·ing

Definition of ITALIANIZE

intransitive verb
:  to act Italian; specifically :  to follow the style or technique of recognized Italian painters
transitive verb
:  to make Italian (as in appearance or behavior)
Ital·ian·i·za·tion \-ˌtal-yə-nə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of ITALIANIZE

circa 1611

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