To make English in form or character; to make similar or conformable to the English language, customs, or institutions.
From latin anglicus "english" + -ize.
- Many words were anglicized during the 18th and 19th centuries to make them more easily pronounceable by English speakers.
- He anglicized his name in order to make it easier for people to pronounce and remember.
- The process of anglicization often involves changing the spelling, pronunciation or meaning of words.
- The goal of the school was to anglicize the children and assimilate them into the dominant culture.
- The movie was anglicized for its American release, changing the characters' names and some cultural references.