- (sometimes lowercase) to make or become English in form or character: to Anglicize the pronunciation of a Russian name.
Also especially British, An·gli·cise.
Origin of Anglicize
1700–10; < Medieval Latin Anglic(us) English + -ize
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Examples from the Web for anglicization
If democratization be synonymous with anglicization, Ireland begs to be excused.The Sacred Egoism of Sinn Fein
Gnathai Gan Iarraidh
The revolt against this sterilizing and belittling side of anglicization is strong and healthy.The Framework of Home Rule
But these are almost all small places or forts, and their names represent no policy of Anglicization.Ancient Town-Planning
The studious years spent in the reading room of the British Museum complete the anglicization of Marx.Socialism
And from this initial inferiority she never recovered—five milestones behind on the road of Anglicization!Ghetto Comedies
anglicise anglify (ˈæŋɡlɪˌfaɪ)
- (sometimes capital) to make or become English in outlook, attitude, form, etc
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Word Origin and History for anglicization
1836, noun of action from anglicize; earlier in same sense was anglification (1822), from anglify (1751).
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