Italianize [ih-tal-yuh-nahyz] ExamplesWord Origin verb (used without object), I·tal·ian·ized, I·tal·ian·iz·ing.
verb (used with object), I·tal·ian·ized, I·tal·ian·iz·ing.
- to make Italian, especially in manner, character, etc.
Also especially British, I·tal·ian·ise. Origin of Italianize First recorded in 1605–15; Italian + -ize Related formsI·tal·ian·i·za·tion, noun Examples from the Web for italianize Historical Examples of italianize
Thus it will be seen that efforts were required to Italianize these places.
British Dictionary definitions for italianize Italianize Italianise verb
- to make or become Italian or like an Italian person or thing
Derived FormsItalianization or Italianisation, noun