(sometimes lowercase) to make or become English in form or character:
to Anglicize the pronunciation of a Russian name.
But the real fact is, that there is nothing outlandish about Punch except the name, and even that has been anglicised.
The Comic English Grammar Unknown
Their name is now anglicised by the omission of one of the final n’s.
Toronto of Old Henry Scadding
The word “Pantomime” could not, I may say here, have been anglicised earlier than sometime during the seventeenth century.
A History of Pantomime R. J. Broadbent
Castoleto is not an Anglo-Saxon resort; it is small and of no reputation, and not as yet anglicised.
The Lee Shore Rose Macaulay
The country from Lige to Brussels wears the same anglicised face—hedgerows and trees without any leading features.
Before and after Waterloo Edward Stanley
One is the appearance of the name “Ardélie,” which our own Lady Winchelsea took and anglicised as her coterie title.
A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 George Saintsbury
Let me say, at once, to avoid misapprehension, that I refer here to the majority of the anglicised versions of foreign libretti.
The Operatic Problem William Johnson Galloway
It is but the anglicised form of the French esprit, a word that has no entirely satisfactory English equivalent.
Proverb Lore F. Edward Hulme
She felt the Home Rule question absolutely as only an Irishwoman (not anglicised) could.
The Letters of Henry James (volume I) Henry James
Each returning sabbath saw Whitehall lighted up, and heard the tabors sound for a branle, (anglicised ‘brawl’).
The Wits and Beaux of Society Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton
verb -cizes, -cizing, -cized, -cises, -cising, -cised, -fies, -fying, -fied
(sometimes capital) to make or become English in outlook, attitude, form, etc
1710, with -ize + Medieval Latin Anglicus “of the English,” from Angli “the Angles” (see Angle). Related: Anglicized; anglicizing.
a Briticism. the state of being English; characteristic English quality. a word, idiom, or characteristic feature of the English language occurring in or borrowed by another language. any custom, manner, idea, etc., characteristic of the English people. Historical Examples The Anglicism of terminating the sentence with a preposition is rejected. The Verbalist Thomas Embly Osmun, […]
an authority on the English language or English literature. noun (rare) an expert in or student of English literature or language
(sometimes lowercase) to make or become English in form or character: to Anglicize the pronunciation of a Russian name. Historical Examples And from this initial inferiority she never recovered—five milestones behind on the road of anglicization! Ghetto Comedies Israel Zangwill If democratization be synonymous with anglicization, Ireland begs to be excused. The Sacred Egoism of […]
(sometimes lowercase) to make or become English in form or character: to Anglicize the pronunciation of a Russian name. Contemporary Examples The document, written in flawless English, is signed Andrew Barwick, an anglicized version of his name. Britain’s Right-Wing Hate William Underhill July 24, 2011 Historical Examples This is the anglicized form of Metzelsuppe; metzeln […]