intransitive verb-·ized·, -·iz·ing
to make or become Italian in quality, appearance, character, etc.
Origin of ItalianizeFrench italianiser
verbI·tal·ian·ized, I·tal·ian·iz·ing, I·tal·ian·iz·es
To give an Italian aspect to.
To adopt Italian speech, manners, or customs.
(third-person singular simple present Italianizes, present participle Italianizing, simple past and past participle Italianized)
- To give something Italian characteristics
- (intransitive) To adopt an Italian way of life, or Italian manners