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[ang-gluh-sahyz] /ˈæŋ gləˌsaɪz/
verb (used with or without object), Anglicized, Anglicizing.
(sometimes lowercase) to make or become English in form or character:
to Anglicize the pronunciation of a Russian name.
Also, especially British, Anglicise.
Origin of Anglicize
1700-10; < Medieval Latin Anglic(us) English + -ize
Related forms
Anglicization, noun
de-Anglicize, verb (used with object), de-Anglicized, de-Anglicizing.
half-Anglicized, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Their name is now anglicised by the omission of one of the final n's.

    Toronto of Old Henry Scadding
  • Castoleto is not an Anglo-Saxon resort; it is small and of no reputation, and not as yet anglicised.

    The Lee Shore

    Rose Macaulay
  • One is the appearance of the name "Ardélie," which our own Lady Winchelsea took and anglicised as her coterie title.

  • But the real fact is, that there is nothing outlandish about Punch except the name, and even that has been anglicised.

  • It is but the anglicised form of the French esprit, a word that has no entirely satisfactory English equivalent.

    Proverb Lore F. Edward Hulme
  • Each returning sabbath saw Whitehall lighted up, and heard the tabors sound for a branle, (anglicised 'brawl').

    The Wits and Beaux of Society Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton
  • I should never get anglicised on that point if I should sail over to England every month.

  • Let me say, at once, to avoid misapprehension, that I refer here to the majority of the anglicised versions of foreign libretti.

    The Operatic Problem William Johnson Galloway
  • Well, let us take it that things will so fall out, and let us suppose an anglicised Ireland called upon to face such a situation.

    The Glories of Ireland Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
  • But for the most part, the exiles have become merged with the English, and their names have been anglicised.

    A Year in Europe Walter W. Moore
British Dictionary definitions for anglicised


verb -cizes, -cizing, -cized, -cises, -cising, -cised, -fies, -fying, -fied
(sometimes capital) to make or become English in outlook, attitude, form, etc
Derived Forms
anglicization, anglicisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for anglicised



1710, with -ize + Medieval Latin Anglicus "of the English," from Angli "the Angles" (see Angle). Related: Anglicized; anglicizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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