- to make or become American in character; assimilate to the customs and institutions of the U.S.
Also especially British, A·mer·i·can·ise.
Origin of Americanize
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Examples from the Web for americanization
The Veterans of Foreign Wars organized an Americanization committee that promoted the song as a litmus test of loyalty.Star-Spangled Confederates: How Southern Sympathizers Decided Our National Anthem
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The frontier is the line of most rapid and effective Americanization.The Frontier in American History
Frederick Jackson Turner
It is part of the process of Americanization; an upheaval preceding the state of repose.The Promised Land
None of the three had been named on the town's "Committee on Americanization."Terry
Charles Goff Thomson
This study will follow such an understanding of Americanization.Introduction to the Science of Sociology
Robert E. Park
“I can not exactly count you Americanization,” she said honestly.Eve to the Rescue
- to make or become American in outlook, attitudes, etc
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Word Origin and History for americanization
1816, noun of state or action from Americanize.
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