italianize

verb, often capitalized
ital·​ian·​ize | \ ə-ˈtal-yə-ˌnīz How to pronounce italianize (audio) , i- also ī- \
italianized; italianizing

Definition of italianize

intransitive verb

: to act Italian specifically : to follow the style or technique of recognized Italian painters

transitive verb

: to make Italian (as in appearance or behavior)

Other Words from italianize

Italianization \ ə-​ˌtal-​yə-​nə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce Italianization (audio) , i-​ also  ī-​ \ noun

First Known Use of italianize

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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“Italianize.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/italianize. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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