Americanize



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

But there are other powerful reasons to support our view that race intermixture is not the only way to Americanize the Japanese.
Japan and the California Problem Toyokichi Iyenaga

Patriotic duty could not Americanize Angelo nor Marie, nor anybody else.
Eve to the Rescue Ethel Hueston

The old theory was good enough for our home-building fathers, but is blighting to a generation aspiring to Americanize the globe.
East of Suez Frederic Courtland Penfield

Will we Christianize, which is the only real way to Americanize, the Aliens?
Aliens or Americans? Howard B. Grose

He adds, “It has done more to Americanize the foreigner than all other parties.”
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 2 Various

Shall we trust that American institutions and American ideas, that the press and schools, will ultimately Americanize them?
The Minute Man of the Frontier W. G. Puddefoot

This Chautauqua movement is only an attempt to Americanize university extension.
The Arena Various

A short residence on our republican soil had done little to Americanize the Crabshaw family, who lived in true English style.
The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 4 Various

Fortunately, the program needs no modifications or special manipulation to “Americanize” its followers.
Educational Work of the Boy Scouts Lorne W. Barclay

Thus was enacted the preliminary part of the plot to Americanize Andr Franois, fils.
McClure’s Magazine, Vol. XXXI, September 1908, No. 5 Various

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

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

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