[ uh-mer-i-kuh-nahyz ]
/ əˈmɛr ɪ kəˌnaɪz /

verb (used with or without object), A·mer·i·can·ized, A·mer·i·can·iz·ing.

to make or become American in character; assimilate to the customs and institutions of the U.S.
Also especially British, A·mer·i·can·ise .

Origin of Americanize

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800; American + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM Americanize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for Americanize



/ (əˈmɛrɪkəˌnaɪz) /


to make or become American in outlook, attitudes, etc

Derived forms of Americanize

Americanization or Americanisation, nounAmericanizer or Americaniser, noun
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