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Anglicize

[ang-gluh-sahyz] /ˈæŋ gləˌsaɪz/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), Anglicized, Anglicizing.
1.
(sometimes lowercase) to make or become English in form or character:
to Anglicize the pronunciation of a Russian name.
Also, especially British, Anglicise.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < Medieval Latin Anglic(us) English + -ize
Related forms
Anglicization, noun
de-Anglicize, verb (used with object), de-Anglicized, de-Anglicizing.
half-Anglicized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anglicization

anglicize

/ˈæŋɡlɪˌsaɪz/
verb -cizes, -cizing, -cized, -cises, -cising, -cised, -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
(sometimes capital) to make or become English in outlook, attitude, form, etc
Derived Forms
anglicization, anglicisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for anglicization
n.

1836, noun of action from anglicize; earlier in same sense was anglification (1822), from anglify (1751).

anglicize

v.

1710, with -ize + Medieval Latin Anglicus "of the English," from Angli "the Angles" (see Angle). Related: Anglicized; anglicizing.

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