Germanize [jʉr′mən īz΄]
Germanized, Germanizing
1. to make German or like the Germans in thought, language, etc.
2. Archaic to translate into German
to adopt German methods, attitudes, etc.

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  • Germanize — Ger man*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Germanized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Germanizing}.] To make German, or like what is distinctively German; as, to Germanize a province, a language, a society. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Germanize — Ger man*ize, v. i. To reason or write after the manner of the Germans. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • germanize — (Amer.) Ger·man·ize || dʒɜːmÉ™naɪz v. have or adopt German traditions or habits; become German in character or conduct; (Archaic) translate into German (also Germanise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Germanize — German ► NOUN 1) a person from Germany. 2) the language of Germany, Austria, and parts of Switzerland. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to Germany or German. DERIVATIVES Germanize (also Germanise) verb …   English terms dictionary

  • germanize — verb ( ized; izing) Usage: often capitalized Date: 1598 transitive verb 1. archaic to translate into German 2. to cause to acquire German characteristics intransitive verb to have or acquire German customs or leanings • germanization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Germanize — Germanization, n. Germanizer, n. /jerr meuh nuyz /, v.t., v.i., Germanized, Germanizing. 1. to make or become German in character, sentiment, etc. 2. Archaic. to translate into German. Also, esp. Brit., Germanise. [1590 1600; GERMAN + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Germanize — verb a) To give a German character to something b) To adopt German customs or culture See Also: Germanization …   Wiktionary

  • germanize — ger·man·ize …   English syllables

  • Germanize — Ger•man•ize [[t]ˈdʒɜr məˌnaɪz[/t]] 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 • Etymology: 1590–1600 Ger man•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • germanize — & intr. (also ise) make or become German; adopt or cause to adopt German customs etc. Derivatives: Germanization n. Germanizer n …   Useful english dictionary

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