Verb anglicize Definition and Examples


Verb:

anglicize

Definition as verb:

American and Oxford British English standard spelling of anglicise.

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1.(sometimes lowercase) to make or become English in form or character, to Anglicize the pronunciation of a Russian name.

1. (sometimes capital) to make or become English in outlook, attitude, form, etc Derived Formsanglicization, anglicisation, nounCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1710, with -ize + Medieval Latin Anglicus "of the English," from Angli "the Angles" (see Angle). Related, Anglicized; anglicizing.

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Conciliation was also tried with some success; plantation schemes were rejected in favour of an attempt to Anglicize the Irish; their chieftains were created earls and endowed with monastic lands; and so peaceful was Ireland in 1542 that the lord-deputy could send Irish kernes and gallowglasses to fight against the Scots.

It was moreover rendered easier by the decision to govern, as far as possible, in accordance with native law and custom, no attempt being made to Egyptianize or Anglicize the Sudanese.



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