Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Italianize

[ih-tal-yuh-nahyz]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
verb (used without object), I·tal·ian·ized, I·tal·ian·iz·ing.
  1. to become Italian in manner, character, etc.
  2. to speak Italian.
verb (used with object), I·tal·ian·ized, I·tal·ian·iz·ing.
  1. to make Italian, especially in manner, character, etc.
Also especially British, I·tal·ian·ise.

Origin of Italianize

First recorded in 1605–15; Italian + -ize
Related formsI·tal·ian·i·za·tion, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for italianize

Historical Examples

  • Thus it will be seen that efforts were required to Italianize these places.

    The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2

    Henry Baerlein


British Dictionary definitions for italianize

Italianize

Italianise

verb
  1. to make or become Italian or like an Italian person or thing
Derived FormsItalianization or Italianisation, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012