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Definition of the verb americanize
What does americanize mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: Americanized | Americanizing | Americanizes
- make American in character
- example: The year in the US has completely Americanized him
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] Bill dried the clothes [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] The clothes dried wrinkled [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument] Tony broke the piggy bank open with a hammer [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] Tony broke the glass to pieces [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument] Tony broke the glass to pieces with a hammer [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument] Bill dried the clothes with a hairdryer [Instrument] [Verb] [Patient] The hairdryer dried the clothes [Patient] [Verb] The clothes dried | The roses bloomed [Patient] [Verb] [Adjective] Piggy banks break open [Patient] [Verb] [Adjective] with [Instrument] Piggy banks break open with a hammer [Patient] [Verb] [Adverb] Copper rods bend easily | Cotton clothes dry easily | Crystal vases break easily | Idaho potatoes bake beautifully [Patient] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] Glasses break to pieces [Patient] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument] Glasses break to pieces with a rock
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- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- alternative spelling: Americanise
- more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
- become American in character
Alternative definition of the verb americanize
- [American spelling] To make American, as to custom, culture, or style of the United States of America.
- [American spelling] To localize a medium for sale or use in the United States.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Americanize
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by George Thomas Daly
To Americanize means to ...
The 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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
The 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Dictionary 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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