[ af-ri-kuh-nahyz ]
/ ˈæf rɪ kəˌnaɪz /
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verb (used with object), Af·ri·can·ized, Af·ri·can·iz·ing.
to replace the European or white staff of (an organization in Africa) with Black Africans.
to bring under African, especially Black African, influence or to adapt to African needs.
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Also especially British, Af·ri·can·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM AfricanizeAf·ri·can·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Africanize
/ (ˈæfrɪkəˌnaɪz) /
(tr) to make African, esp to give control of (policy, government, etc) to Africans
Derived forms of AfricanizeAfricanization or Africanisation, noun
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