Definition of de-anglicize in English:

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Pronunciation: /diːˈaŋɡlɪsʌɪz/
(also de-anglicise)


[with object]
Remove English characteristics or influence from: Europeans make adaptations that effectively de-anglicize the English language
More example sentences
  • The decision by the film's director not to de-anglicize the actors playing Soviets results in much distraction.
  • The government of Kerala decreed some years ago that the names Calicut, Cochin and Quilon be de-anglicized to Kozhikode, Kochi and Kollam.
  • One of his suggestions to achieve that aim was the de-anglicising of place names.



Example sentences
  • Such aspirations were based upon the pursuit of a vigorous program of de-anglicization and required a vibrant reappraisal of what had been lost to the boom of the colonial ‘cultural bomb.’
  • The ruthless de-anglicisation of the English people has incited hatred of the idea of an English community even amongst some English themselves.
  • And now Bangalore, my home for most of this year and for the next six months, is jumping on India's de-anglicization band-wagon and changing its name to Bengaluru.

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