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I·tal·ian·ize

 (ĭ-tăl′yə-nīz′)
v. I·tal·ian·ized, I·tal·ian·iz·ing, I·tal·ian·iz·es
v.tr.
To give an Italian aspect to.
v.intr.
To adopt Italian speech, manners, or customs.

I·tal′ian·i·za′tion (-yə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.

Italianize

(ɪˈtæljəˌnaɪz) or

Italianise

vb
to make or become Italian or like an Italian person or thing
Iˌtalianiˈzation, Iˌtalianiˈsation n

I•tal•ian•ize

(ɪˈtæl yəˌnaɪz)

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.i.
1. to become Italian in manner, etc.
2. to speak Italian.
v.t.
3. to make Italian, esp. in manner, character, etc.
[1605–15]
I•tal`ian•i•za′tion, n.

Italianize


Past participle: Italianized
Gerund: Italianizing

Imperative
Italianize
Italianize
Present
I Italianize
you Italianize
he/she/it Italianizes
we Italianize
you Italianize
they Italianize
Preterite
I Italianized
you Italianized
he/she/it Italianized
we Italianized
you Italianized
they Italianized
Present Continuous
I am Italianizing
you are Italianizing
he/she/it is Italianizing
we are Italianizing
you are Italianizing
they are Italianizing
Present Perfect
I have Italianized
you have Italianized
he/she/it has Italianized
we have Italianized
you have Italianized
they have Italianized
Past Continuous
I was Italianizing
you were Italianizing
he/she/it was Italianizing
we were Italianizing
you were Italianizing
they were Italianizing
Past Perfect
I had Italianized
you had Italianized
he/she/it had Italianized
we had Italianized
you had Italianized
they had Italianized
Future
I will Italianize
you will Italianize
he/she/it will Italianize
we will Italianize
you will Italianize
they will Italianize
Future Perfect
I will have Italianized
you will have Italianized
he/she/it will have Italianized
we will have Italianized
you will have Italianized
they will have Italianized
Future Continuous
I will be Italianizing
you will be Italianizing
he/she/it will be Italianizing
we will be Italianizing
you will be Italianizing
they will be Italianizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been Italianizing
you have been Italianizing
he/she/it has been Italianizing
we have been Italianizing
you have been Italianizing
they have been Italianizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been Italianizing
you will have been Italianizing
he/she/it will have been Italianizing
we will have been Italianizing
you will have been Italianizing
they will have been Italianizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been Italianizing
you had been Italianizing
he/she/it had been Italianizing
we had been Italianizing
you had been Italianizing
they had been Italianizing
Conditional
I would Italianize
you would Italianize
he/she/it would Italianize
we would Italianize
you would Italianize
they would Italianize
Past Conditional
I would have Italianized
you would have Italianized
he/she/it would have Italianized
we would have Italianized
you would have Italianized
they would have Italianized
Translations
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References in classic literature ?
Concino Concini, and his wife Galligai, who subsequently shone at the French court, sought to Italianize the fashion, and introduced some Florentine tailors; but Percerin, touched to the quick in his patriotism and his self-esteem, entirely defeated these foreigners, and that so well that Concino was the first to give up his compatriots, and held the French tailor in such esteem that he would never employ any other, and thus wore a doublet of his on the very day that Vitry blew out his brains with a pistol at the Pont du Louvre.
Henri Estienne continues the attack where he left off with the 1578 publication of his Deux dialogues du nouveau langage francois italianize, & autrement desguize, principalement entre les courtisans de ce temps (14) [Two dialogues about the new French language italianized, and in other ways disguised, mainly among the courtiers of our time].
17) Si dans la Precellence Estienne definit toute une serie de criteres sur la base desquels il etablit la superiorite du francais par rapport a l'italien (il mentionne notamment la gravite que l'on peut identifier avec la concision, la gentillesse et la bonne grace au niveau phonetique et semantique et enfin la richesse, que l'on entend comme puissance metaphorique et creative de la langue) (18), c'est dans les Deux dialogues du nouveau langage Francois italianize qu'il precise son refus de toute influence italienne sur le francais a travers la conversation entre Celtophile et Philausone, c'est-a-dire le defenseur du bon francais d'un cote et le courtisan italianise de l'autre.
Nearly four centuries separate the publication in France of two satirical works: Henri Estienne's Deux dialogues dans Ie nouveau langage francois italianize (1578) and Parlez-vous franglais?
Librettist, poet, and translator who helped to Italianize 18th-century English taste.