- 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
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Examples from the Web for americanize
This Chautauqua movement is only an attempt to Americanize university extension.The Arena
Patriotic duty could not Americanize Angelo nor Marie, nor anybody else.Eve to the Rescue
Will we Christianize, which is the only real way to Americanize, the Aliens?Aliens or Americans?
Howard B. Grose
Shall we trust that American institutions and American ideas, that the press and schools, will ultimately Americanize them?The Minute Man of the Frontier
W. G. Puddefoot
But there are other powerful reasons to support our view that race intermixture is not the only way to Americanize the Japanese.Japan and the California Problem
- to make or become American in outlook, attitudes, etc
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Word Origin and History for americanize
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