Africanize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1849 1. to cause to acquire a distinctively African trait 2. to bring under the influence, control, or cultural or civil supremacy of Africans and especially black Africans • Africanization noun

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  • Africanize — ☆ Africanize [af′ri kənīz΄ ] vt. Africanized, Africanizing 1. to staff with native black Africans [to Africanize the Nigerian civil service] 2. to give an African outlook, character, etc. to Africanization n …   English World dictionary

  • Africanize — Af ri*can*ize, v. t. To place under the domination of Africans or negroes. [Amer.] Bartlett. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Africanize — (Amer.) v. give African character, make something African in nature; replace European staff or white staff of an organization in Africa with black Africans; bring under African influence, adapt to African necessities; become African (also… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Africanize — African ► NOUN 1) a person from Africa, especially a black person. 2) a person of black African descent. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to Africa or people of African descent. DERIVATIVES Africanize (also Africanise) verb …   English terms dictionary

  • Africanize — Africanization, n. /af ri keuh nuyz /, v.t., Africanized, Africanizing. 1. to replace the European or white staff of (an organization in Africa) with black Africans. 2. to bring under African, esp. black African, influence or to adapt to African… …   Universalium

  • Africanize — verb To make African …   Wiktionary

  • Africanize — or Africanise verb 1》 make African in character. 2》 [usu. as adjective Africanized] hybridize (honeybees of European stock) with bees of African stock, producing an aggressive strain. Derivatives Africanization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • africanize — af·ri·can·ize …   English syllables

  • africanize — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷kəˌnīz transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Usage: often capitalized 1. : to cause to acquire a trait regarded as distinctive of Negroes 2. : to bring under the control or the cultural or civil supremacy of Africans, especially Negroes …   Useful english dictionary

  • Africanizes — Africanize (Amer.) v. give African character, make something African in nature; replace European staff or white staff of an organization in Africa with black Africans; bring under African influence, adapt to African necessities; become African… …   English contemporary dictionary

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