americanization

Americanize

[uh-mer-i-kuh-nahyz]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), Americanized, Americanizing.
to make or become American in character; assimilate to the customs and institutions of the U.S.
Also, especially British, Americanise.


Origin:
1790–1800, Americanism; American + -ize

Americanization, noun
Americanizer, noun
de-Americanization, noun
de-Americanize, verb, de-Americanized, de-Americanizing.
half-Americanized, adjective
quasi-Americanized, adjective
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Americanize or Americanise (əˈmɛrɪkəˌnaɪz)
 
vb
to make or become American in outlook, attitudes, etc
 
Americanise or Americanise
 
vb
 
Americani'zation or Americanise
 
n
 
Americani'sation or Americanise
 
n
 
A'mericanizer or Americanise
 
n
 
A'mericaniser or Americanise
 
n

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Americanization
1816 (Americanize); from America + -ize.
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americanization

in the early 20th century, activities that were designed to prepare foreign-born residents of the United States for full participation in citizenship. It aimed not only at the achievement of naturalization but also at an understanding of and commitment to principles of American life and work

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