Italianization love

Definitions

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  • n. the conversion of a non-Italian culture to an Italian one

Etymologies

Italianize +‎ -ation (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • They have, of course, come a long way since Mussolini required the Italianization of names in the country's German-, Slovenian- and Croatian-speaking border regions.

    Playing the Name Game in Italy

  • By exploring that dream in distinctly Italian-American terms, the movies "succeeded in delivering nothing less than the Italianization of American culture."

    Taking the Cannoli

  • The Italianization of these surnames may result in various surviving intermediate forms between standard Latin and Italian variants:

    The girl who kicked the publisher's keister for misplacing an apostrophe

  • Hotel Review, an English trade publication, was pleased: the “extensive Italianization of our hotels would now be checked.”

    Human Smoke

  • Initiation of a rigid policy of Italianization in South Tyrol (Upper Adige).

    1923, Jan. 14

  • The Italianization of the Adriatic's eastern seaboard would result, moreover, in raising a barrier against the legitimate expansion of the Balkan Slavs and would end the Serbian dream of an outlet to the sea.

    Italy at War and the Allies in the West

  • One of these timber merchants presented an example of Italianization.

    The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2

  • It is unnecessary to follow the fortunes of the papacy after the thirteenth century; the lesson of the French influence, of the schism, of the Italianization of the fifteenth-century popes, is but too clear.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • And don't even mention the fricchettone look (an Italianization of freak out plus the - one augmentative ending): that's only for latter-day figli dei fiori ` flower children 'absorbed in poesia beat.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol X No 3

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