Africanize

verb
Af·​ri·​can·​ize | \ ˈa-fri-kə-ˌnīz How to pronounce Africanize (audio) also ˈä- \
Africanized; Africanizing

Definition of Africanize

transitive verb

1 : to cause to acquire a distinctively African trait
2 : to bring under the influence, control, or cultural or civil supremacy of Africans and especially Black Africans

Other Words from Africanize

Africanization \ ˌa-​fri-​kə-​nə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce Africanize (audio) also  ˌä-​ \ noun

First Known Use of Africanize

1816, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Africanize

african entry 2 + -ize

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“Africanize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Africanize. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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