Anglicize (verb)

To make English in form or character; to make similar or conformable to the English language, customs, or institutions.


From latin anglicus "english" + -ize.


  1. Many words were anglicized during the 18th and 19th centuries to make them more easily pronounceable by English speakers.
  2. He anglicized his name in order to make it easier for people to pronounce and remember.
  3. The process of anglicization often involves changing the spelling, pronunciation or meaning of words.
  4. The goal of the school was to anglicize the children and assimilate them into the dominant culture.
  5. The movie was anglicized for its American release, changing the characters' names and some cultural references.
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