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Italianize

[ih-tal-yuh-nahyz] /ɪˈtæl yəˌnaɪz/
verb (used without object), Italianized, Italianizing.
1.
to become Italian in manner, character, etc.
2.
to speak Italian.
verb (used with object), Italianized, Italianizing.
3.
to make Italian, especially in manner, character, etc.
Also, especially British, Italianise.
Origin of Italianize
1605-1615
1605-15; Italian + -ize
Related forms
Italianization, noun
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Italianize

/ɪˈtæljəˌnaɪz/
verb
1.
to make or become Italian or like an Italian person or thing
Derived Forms
Italianization, Italianisation, noun
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