Germanize

[jur-muh-nahyz]
verb (used with or without object), Ger·man·ized, Ger·man·iz·ing.
  1. to make or become German in character, sentiment, etc.
  2. Archaic. to translate into German.
Also especially British, Ger·man·ise.

Origin of Germanize

First recorded in 1590–1600; German + -ize
Related formsGer·man·i·za·tion, nounGer·man·iz·er, nounan·ti-Ger·man·i·za·tion, adjective, nounde-Ger·man·ize, verb, de-Ger·man·ized, de-Ger·man·iz·ing.
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Germanize

Germanise

verb
  1. to adopt or cause to adopt German customs, speech, institutions, etc
Derived FormsGermanization or Germanisation, nounGermanizer or Germaniser, noun
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