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or (especially British) Anglicise

[ang-gluh-sahyz] /ˈæŋ gləˌsaɪz/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), Anglicized, Anglicizing.
(sometimes lowercase) to make or become English in form or character:
to Anglicize the pronunciation of a Russian name.
Origin of Anglicize
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for anglicized
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  • This is the anglicized form of Metzelsuppe; metzeln means to kill and cut to pieces—especially for sausage meat.

    Home Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle
  • When the Americans were established on its banks they anglicized this name into St. Peter's.

    Old Fort Snelling Marcus L. Hansen
  • Also known as the doblon de à 8; anglicized as “piece of eight.”

  • They are then said to be naturalized, or anglicized, or Englished.

    An English Grammar W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
  • It is of the date of about 1200; its style is anglicized, the grammar loose, and parts of it are lost.

  • It is the anglicized version of the French word "ronce" for brier or bramble and "verte" for green.

    How Justice Grew Martha W. (Martha Woodroof) Hiden
  • The two men did not meet again until luncheon-time, anglicized into a one-o'clock meal for their benefit.

    The Avenger E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • In fact, notwithstanding that the anglicized form of her given name is Grace, its real meaning is "the ugly."

    Women of England, Volume 9 (of 10) Burleigh James Bartlett
  • Finally he came back to Paris, anglicized to his very galoshes.

    The Bibliotaph Leon H. Vincent
British Dictionary definitions for anglicized


verb -cizes, -cizing, -cized, -cises, -cising, -cised, -fies, -fying, -fied
(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 anglicized



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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