to make or become in character, sentiment, etc.
Archaic. to translate into .
Historical Examples

Thinking over all this, I said why not Germanize this thing?
Caper-Sauce Fanny Fern

Austria is confronted with one task only and that task is to Germanize all its Slavs.
Bohemia under Hapsburg Misrule Various

The Germans, in their effort to affect certain charming English customs and Germanize them, in the process lose the charm.
L. P. M. J. Stewart Barney

The Magyars, on the other hand, cried out that this was part of an attempt to Germanize Transylvania.
The Revolutionary Movement of 1848-9 in Italy, Austria-Hungary, and Germany C. Edmund (Charles Edmund) Maurice

Extirpate, Germanize, that is and has been the favorite policy of the government for decades, said Masaryk.
Bohemia under Hapsburg Misrule Various

Any interference with the use of German would be a serious blow to the cause of those who hoped to Germanize the whole empire.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 Various

to adopt or cause to adopt German customs, speech, institutions, etc

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