[ ih-tal-yuh-nahyz ]
/ ɪˈtæl yəˌnaɪz /
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verb (used without object), I·tal·ian·ized, I·tal·ian·iz·ing.
verb (used with object), I·tal·ian·ized, I·tal·ian·iz·ing.
to make Italian, especially in manner, character, etc.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Also especially British, I·tal·ian·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM ItalianizeI·tal·ian·i·za·tion, noun
Words nearby Italianize
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Example sentences from the Web for Italianize
Thus it will be seen that efforts were required to Italianize these places.The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2|Henry Baerlein
British Dictionary definitions for Italianize
/ (ɪˈtæljəˌnaɪz) /
to make or become Italian or like an Italian person or thing
Derived forms of ItalianizeItalianization or Italianisation, noun
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