verb (used without object), I·tal·ian·ized, I·tal·ian·iz·ing.

to become Italian in manner, character, etc.
to speak Italian.

verb (used with object), I·tal·ian·ized, I·tal·ian·iz·ing.

to make Italian, especially in manner, character, etc.

Also especially British, I·tal·ian·ise.

Origin of Italianize

First recorded in 1605–15; Italian + -ize
Related formsI·tal·ian·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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to make or become Italian or like an Italian person or thing
Derived FormsItalianization or Italianisation, noun
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