(sometimes lowercase) to make or become English in form or character:
to Anglicize the pronunciation of a Russian name.
It was because the word could only be translated by a circumlocution that I ventured to Anglicize it.
George Eliot’s Life, Vol. I (of 3) George Eliot
They shun the Italian “quarter,” mix with Americans, and Anglicize their names.
The Old World in the New Edward Alsworth Ross
Whether it is advisable to Anglicize the spelling of certain French words, like timbre, in order to promote their assimilation.
Society for Pure English, Tract 3 (1920) Society for Pure English
He had to Anglicize his name; for Two-Hawks would have made people laugh.
The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
It is much better to Anglicize the word into the English “Paraclete.”
The Spirit and the Word Zachary Taylor Sweeney
These were, indeed, tendencious, if I may Anglicize a very necessary word from the Spanish tendencioso.
Dona Perfecta B. Perez Galdos
Jimmy was commissioned to Anglicize a proper proposal and André spent hours in repeating the verbiage as taught.
David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
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.
(sometimes lowercase) to make or become English in form or character: to Anglicize the pronunciation of a Russian name. Historical Examples 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 […]
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 […]