Americanize

verb Amer·i·can·ize \ ə-ˈmer-ə-kə-ˌnīz , -ˈmər- , -ˈme-rə- \

Definition of Americanize

Americanized; Americanizing
transitive verb
1 :to cause to acquire or conform to American characteristics
2 :to bring (something, such as an area) under the political, cultural, or commercial influence of the U.S.
intransitive verb
:to acquire or conform to American traits

Examples of americanize in a Sentence

  1. The editors of the book decided to Americanize the spelling.

First Known Use of americanize

1686


AMERICANIZE Defined for English Language Learners

Americanize

verb

Definition of Americanize for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something or someone) American : to cause (something or someone) to have American characteristics


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