Americanize A*mer"i*can*ize ([.a]*m[~e]r"[i^]*kan*[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Americanizer}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Americanizing}.] To render American; to assimilate to the Americans in customs, ideas, etc.; to stamp with American characteristics. [1913 Webster]

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  • Americanize — (v.) 1797, from AMERICAN (Cf. American) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Americanized; Americanizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • Americanize — (Amer.) A·mer·i·can·ize || É™ merɪkÉ™naɪz v. cause to adopt American cultural or political characteristics (also Americanise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Americanize — ☆ Americanize [ə mer′i kən īz΄ ] vt., vi. Americanized, Americanizing to make or become American in character, manners, methods, ideals, etc.; assimilate to U.S. customs, speech, etc. Americanization [ə mer′i kənə zā′shən] n …   English World dictionary

  • Americanize — UK [əˈmerɪkənaɪz] / US [əˈmerɪkəˌnaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms Americanize : present tense I/you/we/they Americanize he/she/it Americanizes present participle Americanizing past tense Americanized past participle Americanized to make… …   English dictionary

  • Americanize — American ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to the United States or to the continents of America. ► NOUN ▪ a person from the United States or any of the countries of North, South, or Central America. DERIVATIVES Americanize (also Americanise) verb …   English terms dictionary

  • Americanize — verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1797 transitive verb 1. to cause to acquire or conform to American characteristics 2. to bring (as an area) under the political, cultural, or commercial influence of the United States …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Americanize — Americanization, n. Americanizer, n. /euh mer i keuh nuyz /, v.t., v.i., Americanized, Americanizing. to make or become American in character; assimilate to the customs and institutions of the U.S. Also, esp. Brit., Americanise. [1790 1800,… …   Universalium

  • Americanize — verb a) To make American, as to custom, culture, or style of the United States of America. b) To localize a medium for sale or use in the United States. See Also: Americanization, Americanism …   Wiktionary

  • Americanize — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. naturalize, enfranchise, assimilate, level, melt, make into an American, introduce to American ways, indoctrinate, acculturate …   English dictionary for students

  • Americanize — A|mer|i|can|ize also Americanise BrE [əˈmerıkənaız] v [T] to change a society, language, system etc so that it becomes more American in character >Americanization [əˌmerıkənaıˈzeıʃən US nə ] n [U] ▪ the Americanization of youth culture …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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