Definition of Germanize in English:

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Germanize

Pronunciation: /ˈjərməˌnīz/

verb

[with object]
Make German; cause to adopt German language and customs: the Poles had Germanized their family names
More example sentences
  • The same system that kept women from voting for too long also kept the would-be totalitarians from completely East Germanizing the country for 50 years.
  • Increasingly German Catholics became accepted into and in turn accepted the notion of an exclusive German nation with a mission to Germanize the Prussian East.
  • He applauded Clough for ‘not Graecizing or Germanizing his English, as most hexameter writers have to do’ but rather ‘Anglicizing the metre’.

Derivatives

Germanization

Pronunciation: /ˌjərmənəˈzāSH(ə)n/
/ˌjərməˌnīˈzāSH(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • The capstone to Billow's Polenpolitik was his school language policy, introduced in 1900, which effectively completed the Germanization of schools in the Prussian East.
  • In these regions policies of Protestantization combined with those of Germanization in the effort to create a unified Reich.
  • Attempts at Germanization and Russification only fired up Polish nationalism - or indeed nationalisms.

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Syllabification: Ger·man·ize

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