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v. A·mer·i·can·ized, A·mer·i·can·iz·ing, A·mer·i·can·iz·es
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.
To become American, as in spirit.

A·mer′i·can·i·za′tion (-kə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
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[əˈmɛrɪkənaɪzd] Americanised (British) adj [country, culture, language] → américanisé(e)
to become Americanized → s'américaniserAmerican plan n (US) (in hotels)pension f complèteAmerican sign language nlangue f des signes américaine
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