intransitive verb-·cized·, -·ciz·ing
to change to English idiom, pronunciation, customs, manner, etc.
Origin of Anglicizefrom Medieval Latin Anglicus (see Anglican) + -ize
verbAn·gli·cized, An·gli·ciz·ing, An·gli·ciz·es, also an·gli·cized or an·gli·ciz·ing or an·gli·ciz·es
To make English or similar to English in form, idiom, style, or character: Some immigrants Anglicize their names when they move to the United States.
To become English in form or character.