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  • v. To anglicize or Americanize; to alter in transcription, either intentionally to facilitate spelling or pronunciation by (American) English speakers, or by mistake due to unfamiliarity with or indifference to the language of origin.

Etymologies

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From Ellis +‎ -ize. A large number of immigrants to the United States were processed at Ellis Island.

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