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verb[WITH OBJECT]often as adjective Americanized
Make American in character or nationality:‘an Americanized accent’‘school administrators tried to Americanize the immigrant children’
- ‘The dictionaries don't agree on whether Tex-Mex means Americanized Mexican food in general or specifically the kind from Texas.’
- ‘The parents felt that they were too Americanized to see the advantage of our culture now, but would realize when they grew up.’
- ‘Puerto Ricans place a high value on the education of the young; on the island, Americanized public education is compulsory.’
- ‘Young Mongolians are increasingly abandoning many aspects of their ethnic heritage and are adopting more Americanized attitudes and behavior.’
- ‘Somalis have Americanized their names in order to apply for jobs and housing, Mohamud said.’
- ‘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 Asian students were less likely to exhibit such Americanized behaviors than the Caucasian students.’
- ‘It was our Americanized nickname, because we couldn't pronounce his whole name and get anything else done.’
- ‘She never lost her accent no matter how much she was Americanized.’
- ‘For a long time it seemed to me as though savage irony and Americanized hyperbole was the only appropriate voice with which to articulate the ridiculous anachronisms of British society.’
- ‘Earlier immigrants often discovered with surprise that immigration officials had Americanized their names on the documents that admitted them to the country.’
- ‘The first generation retains vivid memories of and fidelity to the traditions of the home country, while their children are increasingly Americanized.’
- ‘For reasons of what I suppose is identifiability, Constantine has been Americanized.’
- ‘Gradually they were replaced with more Americanized forms of entertainment like motion pictures.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘On arrival, many Czechs Americanized their last names.’
- ‘Both symbolized values that were the antithesis of Soviet Marxism and Americanized consumerism.’
- ‘Originally a BBC production, it's been slightly Americanized.’
- ‘Can she be Americanized even if she lived in Canada?’
- ‘Asian food is more prominent than it was five years ago and not just the kind that suits Americanized palates.’
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