from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To make American in form, style, or character.
  • intransitive verb To absorb or assimilate into American culture.
  • intransitive verb To bring under American influence or control.
  • intransitive verb To become American, as in spirit.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To render American in character; assimilate to the customs and institutions of the United States.
  • To naturalize in the United States.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To render American; to assimilate to the Americans in customs, ideas, etc.; to stamp with American characteristics.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb American To make American, as to custom, culture, or style of the United States of America.
  • verb American To localize a medium for sale or use in the United States.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make American in character
  • verb become American in character


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

American +‎ -ize



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