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Americanize  v. t.  (past & past part. americanizer; pres. part. americanizing)  To render American; to assimilate to the Americans in customs, ideas, etc.; to stamp with American characteristics.

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... assimilation, so far as it has been defined in popular usage, gets its meaning from its relation to the problem of immigration. The more concrete and familiar terms are the abstract noun Americanization and the verbs Americanize, Anglicize, Germanize, and the like. All of these words are intended to describe the process by which the culture of a community or a country is transmitted to an adopted citizen. Negatively, assimilation is a process of ...
— Introduction to the Science of Sociology • Robert E. Park

... trouble with the present desire for Americanization is that the American is anxious to Americanize two classes—if he is a reformer, the foreign-born; if he is an employer, his employees. It never occurs to him that he himself may be in need of Americanization. He seems to take it for granted that because he is American-born, ...
— The Americanization of Edward Bok - The Autobiography of a Dutch Boy Fifty Years After • Edward William Bok

Words linked to "Americanize" :   Americanization, change, American, modify

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