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- v. To make English, as to customs, culture, pronunciation, spelling, or style.
- v. To dub or translate into English.
- v. To become English.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make English in appearance
Yes, its a shame to take a British book about a British woman and anglicize (or would you say anglicise?) it.
More to the point are the mixed marriages (like my own) and working relationships that in effect anglicise the immigrants.
You could always anglicise it, just to add to the confusion.
Besides, I have it on good authority that he was as if not more keen to anglicise his surname long before anybody supposedly suggested he do it.
Frankly it's outrageous that someone would anglicise their name!
The Whig disposition, which once had some play in India, was certainly to attempt to anglicise the “native,” to assimilate his culture, and then to assimilate his political status with that of his temporary ruler.
Translation of these presented little difficulty; but there remained one or two older names of forgotten meaning, and these I have been content to anglicise in spelling: as Took for Tûk, or Boffin for Bophîn.
Some military personnel must obviously have become proficient in the local languages but for the most part the British soldier was and still is linguistically lazy, content to adopt and sometimes anglicise foreign words and phrases to suit the occasion.
The Whig disposition, which once had some play in India, was certainly to attempt to anglicise the "native," to assimilate his culture, and then to assimilate his political status with that of his temporary ruler.
Fitzhardinge had done his utmost to anglicise the island, and the
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