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Germanize

[jur-muh-nahyz] /ˈdʒɜr məˌnaɪz/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), Germanized, Germanizing.
1.
to make or become German in character, sentiment, etc.
2.
Archaic. to translate into German.
Also, especially British, Germanise.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; German + -ize
Related forms
Germanization, noun
Germanizer, noun
anti-Germanization, adjective, noun
de-Germanize, verb, de-Germanized, de-Germanizing.
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British Dictionary definitions for degermanize

Germanize

/ˈdʒɜːməˌnaɪz/
verb
1.
to adopt or cause to adopt German customs, speech, institutions, etc
Derived Forms
Germanization, Germanisation, noun
Germanizer, Germaniser, noun
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