transitive verb Germanized, Germanizing
- to make German or like the Germans in thought, language, etc.
- Archaic to translate into German
to adopt German methods, attitudes, etc.
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- Germanization noun
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verb Ger·man·ized, Ger·man·iz·ing, Ger·man·iz·es verb, transitive
- To give a German quality to.
- Archaic To translate into German.
To have or adopt German customs or attitudes.
- Gerˌman·i·zaˈtion noun
- Gerˈman·izˌer noun