Definitions

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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

Etymologies

Latin anglicus +‎ -ise. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Yes, it’s a shame to take a British book about a British woman and anglicize (or would you say anglicise?) it.

    I say pyjama…

  • More to the point are the mixed marriages (like my own) and working relationships that in effect anglicise the immigrants.

    Black Issues or White Guilt

  • You could always anglicise it, just to add to the confusion.

    A + B Does Not Equal C

  • 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.

    How dare you change your name for racist Tories?

  • Frankly it's outrageous that someone would anglicise their name!

    How dare you change your name for racist Tories?

  • 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.

    A Modern Utopia

  • 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.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • 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.

    Coming of Age: 1939-1946

  • 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.

    A Modern Utopia

  • Fitzhardinge had done his utmost to anglicise the island, and the

    The Days Before Yesterday

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