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 intransitive verb to acquire or conform to American traits

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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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