from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • v. make American in character
  • v. become American in character


American +‎ -ize (Wiktionary)



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