Meaning of Americanize in English:


Pronunciation /əˈmɛrɪkənʌɪz/

Translate Americanize into Spanish


(also British Americanise)
[with object]
  • Make American in character or nationality.

    ‘efforts to Americanize newcomers’
    • ‘It was our Americanized nickname, because we couldn't pronounce his whole name and get anything else done.’
    • ‘The parents felt that they were too Americanized to see the advantage of our culture now, but would realize when they grew up.’
    • ‘She never lost her accent no matter how much she was Americanized.’
    • ‘Earlier immigrants often discovered with surprise that immigration officials had Americanized their names on the documents that admitted them to the country.’
    • ‘For instance, the traditional Salvadoran practice of interring bodies in family crypts has recently given way to a more Americanized approach to burying the dead.’
    • ‘Sometimes, she had the honor of turning on the Sabbath lights for her neighbors, the Rogarshevskys, who by then had Americanized their name to Rosenthal.’
    • ‘The first generation retains vivid memories of and fidelity to the traditions of the home country, while their children are increasingly Americanized.’
    • ‘Young Mongolians are increasingly abandoning many aspects of their ethnic heritage and are adopting more Americanized attitudes and behavior.’
    • ‘Originally a BBC production, it's been slightly Americanized.’
    • ‘On arrival, many Czechs Americanized their last names.’
    • ‘The dictionaries don't agree on whether Tex-Mex means Americanized Mexican food in general or specifically the kind from Texas.’
    • ‘Can she be Americanized even if she lived in Canada?’
    • ‘Puerto Ricans place a high value on the education of the young; on the island, Americanized public education is compulsory.’
    • ‘Gradually they were replaced with more Americanized forms of entertainment like motion pictures.’
    • ‘For reasons of what I suppose is identifiability, Constantine has been Americanized.’
    • ‘Asian food is more prominent than it was five years ago and not just the kind that suits Americanized palates.’
    • ‘Somalis have Americanized their names in order to apply for jobs and housing, Mohamud said.’
    • ‘Both symbolized values that were the antithesis of Soviet Marxism and Americanized consumerism.’