Anglicize
Anglicize An"gli*cize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Anglicized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Anglicizing}.] To make English; to English; to anglify; render conformable to the English idiom, or to English analogies. [1913 Webster]

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  • anglicize — (v.) 1710, with IZE (Cf. ize) + from M.L. Anglicus of the English, from Angli the Angles (see ANGLE (Cf. Angle)). Related: Anglicized; anglicizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • anglicize — (Amer.) Angli·cize || æŋglisaɪz v. make or become English in form or character (also anglicise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anglicize — (also anglicise) ► VERB ▪ make English in form or character. DERIVATIVES anglicization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Anglicize — [aŋ′glə sīz΄] vt., vi. Anglicized, Anglicizing [< ML Anglicus (see ANGLICAN) + IZE] [also a ] to change to English idiom, pronunciation, customs, manner, etc. Anglicization n …   English World dictionary

  • anglicize — UK [ˈæŋɡlɪsaɪz] / US [ˈæŋɡlɪˌsaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms anglicize : present tense I/you/we/they anglicize he/she/it anglicizes present participle anglicizing past tense anglicized past participle anglicized to make someone or something… …   English dictionary

  • anglicize — transitive verb ( cized; cizing) Usage: often capitalized Date: 1710 1. to make English in quality or characteristics 2. to adapt (a foreign word, name, or phrase) to English usage: as a. to alter to a characteristic English form, sound, or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Anglicize — Anglicization, n. /ang gleuh suyz /, v.t., v.i., Anglicized, Anglicizing. (sometimes l.c.) to make or become English in form or character: to Anglicize the pronunciation of a Russian name. Also, esp. Brit., Anglicise. [1700 10; < ML Anglic(us)… …   Universalium

  • anglicize — [[t]æ̱ŋglɪsaɪz[/t]] anglicizes, anglicizing, anglicized VERB If you anglicize something, you change it so that it resembles or becomes part of the English language or English culture. [V n] He had anglicized his surname... [V n] When Dutch… …   English dictionary

  • Anglicize — An•gli•cize [[t]ˈæŋ gləˌsaɪz[/t]] v. t. v. i. cized, ciz•ing (sometimes l.c.) to make or become English in form or character: to Anglicize a foreign spelling[/ex] • Etymology: 1700–10 An gli•ci•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • anglicize — an|gli|cize also anglicise BrE [ˈæŋglısaız] v [T] to make something or someone more English ▪ Leszek anglicized his name to Lester …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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