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Definition of the verb americanize

What does americanize mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: Americanized | Americanizing | Americanizes

  1. make American in character
  2. become American in character
    • example: After a year in Iowa, he has totally Americanized
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • alternative spelling: Americanise
    • more generic word: change = undergo a change; become different in essence

Alternative definition of the verb americanize


  1. [American spelling] To make American, as to custom, culture, or style of the United States of America.
  2. [American spelling] To localize a medium for sale or use in the United States.

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Google previewCatholic Problems in Western Canada (1921)

by George Thomas Daly

To Americanize means to ...

Google previewThe New Republic (1921)

To Americanize is an active, transitive verb, that is the trouble. It implies, as we have said, something done to somebody by someone else ; it suggests an action which involves going from one point to another. What it should mean, what we ...

Google previewSports in America from Colonial Times to the Twenty-First Century: An Encyclopedia (2015)

An Encyclopedia by Steven A. Riess

®Americanize ̄. immigrants, teaching them teamwork and respect for authority. Barney Sedran and Nat Holman, both from New York«s Lower East Side, played at local colleges and then proceeded to the professional game before World War ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Education and Human Development (2015)

by Stephen J. Farenga, Immanuel Ness

®Americanize ̄. immigrants through a variety of methods, including. ®instructing. youngsters in middle-class hygiene and manners, diet and food preparation, home management, dress, aesthetic and.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women in American History (2015)

by Joyce Appleby, Eileen Chang, Neva Goodwin

®Americanize ̄. the Indians. HELEN HUNT JACKSON's A Century of Dishonor critiqued the unfair treatment of Indians which led to the supposedly humane DAWES ACT of 1887. The true intention was to break down the collective, communal ...

Google previewThe Home Front Encyclopedia (2007)

United States, Britain, and Canada in World Wars I and II by James Ciment, Thaddeus Russell

This aggravated nationalism that characterized the war years enhanced the United States' prewar nativist sentiments, and efforts to assimilate, or “ Americanize,” immigrants increased. It also heightened the feeling that legislation was needed ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Bilingual Education (2008)

by Josue M. Gonzalez

Thus, the inability of bicultural students to succeed in school is not regarded as a problem with the education system, but rather the inability of the family to Americanize or acculturate into the dominant culture and its benefits. Richard Valencia ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of American Education (1999)

by Richard J. Altenbaugh

The Americanization movement is pervaded with ironies, represented by efforts to "Americanize" former African American slaves, some of whose ancestors had been here long before the Americanizers. Even more ironic was the effort to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ethnicity and Sports in the United States (2000)

by George B. Kirsch, Othello Harris, Claire Elaine Nolte

Daily and weekly newspapers and magazines of the early twentieth century frequently applauded efforts to "Americanize" foreigners through athletics, especially baseball. The ethnic experience in baseball has reflected the changing nature of ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms (1877)

A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded as Peculiar to the United States by John Russell Bartlett

To Americanize. To render American ; to naturalize in America .

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Video shows what Americanize means. To make American, as to custom, culture, or style of the United States of America.. To localize a medium for sale or use in ...

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Scrabble value of A1M3E1R1I1C3A1N1I1Z10E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 24 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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