Italianize

[ ih-tal-yuh-nahyz ]
/ ɪˈtæl yəˌnaɪz /

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.

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

Origin of Italianize

First recorded in 1605–15; Italian + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM Italianize

I·tal·ian·i·za·tion, noun
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Italianize

Italianise

/ (ɪˈtæljəˌnaɪz) /

verb

to make or become Italian or like an Italian person or thing

Derived forms of Italianize

Italianization or Italianisation, noun
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