Australianize

[ aw-streyl-yuh-nahyz ]
/ ɔˈstreɪl yəˌnaɪz /

verb (used with or without object), Aus·tral·ian·ized, Aus·tral·ian·iz·ing.

to make or become Australian in speech, manners, practices, etc.

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Also especially British, Aus·tral·ian·ise.

Origin of Australianize

First recorded in 1880–85; Australian + -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for australianize

Australianize

Australianise

/ (ɒˈstreɪlɪəˌnaɪz) /

verb

(esp of a new immigrant) to adopt or cause to adopt Australian habits and attitudes; integrate into Australian society
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