Americanization


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A·mer·i·can·ize

 (ə-mĕr′ĭ-kə-nīz′)
v. A·mer·i·can·ized, A·mer·i·can·iz·ing, A·mer·i·can·iz·es
v.tr.
1. To make American in form, style, or character.
2. To absorb or assimilate into American culture.
3. To bring under American influence or control.
v.intr.
To become American, as in spirit.

A·mer′i·can·i·za′tion (-kə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Americanization - assimilation into American culture
assimilation, absorption - the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
Translations

Americanization

[əˌmerɪkənaɪˈzeɪʃən] Namericanización f

Americanization

[əˌmɛrɪkənaɪˈzeɪʃən] Americanisation (British) n [culture, country, politics] → américanisation f

Americanization

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