anglicization


verb (used with or without object), An·gli·cized, An·gli·ciz·ing.

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

verb -cizes, -cizing, -cized, -cises, -cising, -cised, -fies, -fying or -fied

  1. (sometimes capital) to make or become English in outlook, attitude, form, etc
n.

1836, noun of action from anglicize; earlier in same sense was anglification (1822), from anglify (1751).

v.

1710, with -ize + Medieval Latin Anglicus “of the English,” from Angli “the Angles” (see Angle). Related: Anglicized; anglicizing.

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