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"anglicize" in British English

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anglicizeverb [ T ]

UK usually anglicise uk /ˈæŋ.ɡlɪ.saɪz/ us /ˈæŋ.ɡlə.saɪz/

to make or become English in sound, appearance, or character:

She married Norwegian immigrant Niels Larsen, who later anglicized his name.

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

"anglicize" in American English

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anglicizeverb [ T ]

us /ˈæŋ·ɡləˌsɑɪz/

to change a word or name to make it sound or look like English:

Lloyd is an anglicized form of the Welsh name Llwyd, meaning “gray(-haired)” or “senior."

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