Americanization (noun)

  1. The process by which American culture and values have come to dominate in a foreign country or area.
  2. The adoption of American characteristics, practices, or values by an individual or group.


Mid 19th century: from american + -ization.


  1. The Americanization of Europe has led to the widespread adoption of fast food and popular culture.
  2. The Americanization of the new immigrant was evident in his speech and mannerisms.
  3. The influence of American media and pop culture has led to a globalization of Americanization.
  4. Critics argue that Americanization is erasing local cultures and traditions.
  5. The Americanization of the global economy has led to the rise of multinational corporations.
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