Africanize

verb
Af·ri·can·ize | \-ˌnīz \
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 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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