Meaning of “Americanize” in the English Dictionary

"Americanize" in British English

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Americanizeverb [ T ]

UK usually Americanise uk /əˈmer.ɪ.kən.aɪz/ us /əˈmer.ɪ.kən.aɪz/

to become or make something typical of the US or US culture:

Linda Chan was born in Hong Kong but grew up in New York and quickly became Americanized.
disapproving Many European cities have been Americanized with burger bars and diners.
noun [ U ] UK usually Americanisation uk /əˌmer.ɪ.kən.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us /əˌmer.ɪ.kən.əˈzeɪ.ʃən/

(Definition of “Americanize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Americanize" in American English

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Americanizeverb [ T ]

us /əˈmer·ɪ·kəˌnɑɪz/

to make someone or something more typical of Americans in appearance, customs, or language:

In the 1890s, immigrants into the U.S.A. organized a night school to help them become Americanized.

(Definition of “Americanize” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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