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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 ​quicklybecame Americanized.disapproving Many ​Europeancities have been Americanized with ​burgerbars and ​diners.
Americanization
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)

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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 ​nightschool to ​help them ​become Americanized.
(Definition of Americanize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “Americanize”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使美国化…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使美國化…
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