(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 .
- An·gli·ci·za·tion, noun
- de-An·gli·cize, verb (used with object), de-An·gli·cized, de-An·gli·ciz·ing.
- half-An·gli·cized, adjective
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How to use Anglicize in a sentence
The document, written in flawless English, is signed Andrew Barwick, an anglicized version of his name.
This man bore the name of Kopernik, or in its familiar Anglicized form, Copernicus.A History of Science, Volume 2(of 5) | Henry Smith Williams
The Channel Islands are doubtless destined in the end to be wholly anglicized, but the process is one of imperceptible transition.The Channel Islands | Joseph Morris
The undrilled French student will be speaking and writing not English as we understand the term, but anglicized French.The Principles of Language-Study | Harold E. Palmer
Use a foreign word if it has no English equivalent, not otherwise unless it has become Anglicized.Etiquette | Emily Post
This is the anglicized form of Metzelsuppe; metzeln means to kill and cut to pieces—especially for sausage meat.Home Life in Colonial Days | Alice Morse Earle
British Dictionary definitions for anglicize
(sometimes capital) to make or become English in outlook, attitude, form, etc
- anglicization or anglicisation, noun
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