anglicize

verb, often capitalized an·gli·cize \ ˈaŋ-glə-ˌsīz \

Definition of anglicize

anglicized; anglicizing
1 : to make English in quality or characteristics
2 : to adapt (a foreign word, name, or phrase) to English usage: such 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

anglicization

play \ˌaŋ-glə-sə-ˈzā-shən\ noun, often capitalized

Examples of anglicize in a Sentence

  1. The cookbook anglicized many exotic dishes to make them easier to prepare.

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First Known Use of anglicize

1710

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of anglicize for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something or someone) English or more English


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