Germanize(redirected from Germanise)
tr. & intr.v. Ger·man·ized, Ger·man·iz·ing, Ger·man·iz·es
To make or become German in form, idiom, style, or character.
Ger′man·i·za′tion (-mə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
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to adopt or cause to adopt German customs, speech, institutions, etc
ˌGermaniˈzation, ˌGermaniˈsation n
ˈGermanˌizer, ˈGermanˌiser n
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v.t., v.i. -ized, -iz•ing. (sometimes l.c.)
1. to make or become German in character, sentiment, etc.
2. to translate into German.
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Past participle: Germanized
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