Americanize

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

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British Dictionary definitions for americanization

Americanize

Americanise

/ (əˈmɛrɪkəˌnaɪz) /

verb

to make or become American in outlook, attitudes, etc
Derived FormsAmericanization or Americanisation, nounAmericanizer or Americaniser, noun

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Word Origin and History for americanization
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