Definition of anglicize
1 : to make English in quality or characteristics
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
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.
Recent Examples of anglicize from the Web
Dorothy L. Sayers posited that the H stood for Hamish and that Mary Anglicized it into James and used it as a pet name.
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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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