Ger·man·ize / ˈjərməˌnīz/ • v. [tr.] make German; cause to adopt German language and customs: the Poles had Germanized their family names.DERIVATIVES: Ger·man·i·za·tion / ˌjərməniˈzāshən/ n.
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