anglicize

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

Definition of anglicize

anglicized

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anglicizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make English in quality or characteristics

  3. 2 :  to adapt (a foreign word, name, or phrase) to English usage: such asa :  to alter to a characteristic English form, sound, or spellingb :  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.

1710

First Known Use of anglicize

1710


ANGLICIZE Defined for English Language Learners

anglicize

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

Definition of anglicize for English Language Learners

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


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