Americanization



to make or become in character; assimilate to the customs and institutions of the U.S.
Contemporary Examples

The Veterans of Foreign Wars organized an americanization committee that promoted the song as a litmus test of loyalty.
Star-Spangled Confederates: How Southern Sympathizers Decided Our National Anthem Jefferson Morley July 3, 2013

Historical Examples

But when one makes living so fine that every one in the world wants to live that way—then it is americanization.
Eve to the Rescue Ethel Hueston

This study will follow such an understanding of americanization.
Introduction to the Science of Sociology Robert E. Park

Principles of Americanism; essentials of americanization; technic of race-assimilation.
Introduction to the Science of Sociology Robert E. Park

If American women were all like you, there would be no need of americanization.
Eve to the Rescue Ethel Hueston

It is this strong impulse that my americanization has made the driving power of my life.
The Americanization of Edward Bok Edward William Bok

“I can not exactly count you americanization,” she said honestly.
Eve to the Rescue Ethel Hueston

americanization means to the Jew in most cases dejudaizing himself without becoming a Christian.
On the Trail of The Immigrant Edward A. Steiner

From all sides come fugitives with news of the americanization of the towns.
The Little Lady of Lagunitas Richard Henry Savage

The immigrants themselves are too old for americanization, especially when they speak a non-English language.
Races and Immigrants in America John R. Commons

verb
to make or become American in outlook, attitudes, etc
n.

1816, noun of state or action from Americanize.
v.

1797, from American + -ize. Related: Americanized; Americanizing.

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