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Related to anglicized: anglicise, Anglifying, Anglification


also an·gli·cize  (ăng′glĭ-sīz′)
v. An·gli·cized, An·gli·ciz·ing, An·gli·ciz·es also an·gli·cized or an·gli·ciz·ing or an·gli·ciz·es
To make English or similar to English in form, idiom, style, or character: Some immigrants Anglicize their names when they move to the United States.
To become English in form or character.

An′gli·ci·za′tion (-sĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(ˈæŋɡlɪsaɪzd) or


(Linguistics) (often capital) having become or been made English in outlook, attitude, form, etc
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[ˈæŋglɪsaɪzd] anglicised (British) adj [name, version] → anglicisé(e); [person] → anglicisé(e)
to become anglicized → s'angliciser
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References in classic literature ?
The English circle at Zurich (where I lived in my late master's service) Anglicized my name to Lecount.
He had repaired it with large patches of French, with words anglicized by a process of his own, and with native idioms literally translated.
More significant is the longest and chief of his satires, 'Don Juan,' [Footnote: Byron entirely anglicized the second word and pronounced it in two syllables--Ju-an.] on which he wrote intermittently for years as the mood took him.
The other name, Mountbatten, is an anglicized form of Prince Philip's surname, Battenberg, which came from the royal house of his mother, Alice.
Wales has a separate language, culture and traditions that are different from the rest of the United Kingdom but has become anglicized over the past century.
He was from the Protestant, Anglicized north of Ireland that was wholeheartedly for King and Empire.
ARFON Jones (lovely Anglicized surname) bemoans the demise of Welsh in its former heartlands.
Gwaltney is the Anglicized version of Gwalchmai (pronounced Gwalk-my) which means "The hawk of the field." Gwalchmai was the name of a small village in Wales.
Elva, which is the anglicized version of Ailbhe, means leader of the elves.
If one peruses some of the family's old photos, they will notice the individuals' Western style of dress and anglicized names, and it might seem as if they gave up what made them Neshnabe.
Christopher Columbus was not his real name, but an anglicized version of it, which was actually Cristoforo Colombo.
The stories are at once iconic and idiosyncratic: fleeing the Russian pogroms, petitioning to acquire an anglicized name in the New World, only to see the magistrate restore its Jewish flavor, giving us a glimpse of Americas limited religious tolerance.