Definition of anglicize
1 : to make English in quality or characteristics
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>
anglicizationplay \ˌaŋ-glə-sə-ˈzā-shən\ noun often capitalized
Examples of anglicize in a sentence
The cookbook anglicized many exotic dishes to make them easier to prepare.
First Known Use of anglicize
ANGLICIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of anglicize for English Language Learners
: to make (something or someone) English or more English
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