germanize

verb, often capitalized
ger·​man·​ize | \ ˈjər-mə-ˌnīz How to pronounce germanize (audio) \
germanized; germanizing

Definition of germanize

transitive verb

1 archaic : to translate into German
2 : to cause to acquire German characteristics

intransitive verb

: to have or acquire German customs or leanings

Other Words from germanize

germanization \ ˌjər-​mə-​nə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce germanize (audio) \ noun, often capitalized

First Known Use of germanize

1605, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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“Germanize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/germanize. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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