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Definition of Japanize
1. to make Japanese [v -NIZED, -NIZING, -NIZES]
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Literary usage of Japanize
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1905)
"Can Professor Maxey explain how Japan can seize upon and japanize Korea consistently with this attitude and action of what may be denominated the whole ..."
2. Author's & Printer's Dictionary: A Guide for Authors by Frederick Howard Collins (1912)
"Used for proofs of etchings and engravings. japanize*, to make Japanese, not -onize, -ise. Japheth, son of Noah. Jaques, in "As You Like It"; pron. ja'quez. ..."
3. The New World: Problems in Political Geography by Isaiah Bowman (1921)
"... and no sooner did she capture the Marshall and Caroline Islands and turn out the German authorities than she set to work to japanize the towns and local ..."
4. The International Development of China by Yat-sen Sun (1922)
"Our militarists and reactionaries desire the former, and they are going to japanize China, so that when the time comes they will start another Boxer ..."
5. Review of Reviews and World's Work by Albert Shaw (1904)
"Even if Japan does not japanize China, she seems to have established her position as paramount sea power in those Eastern waters. Suppose that she confines ..."
6. Democracy and the Eastern Question: The Problem of the Far East as by Thomas Franklin Millard (1919)
"Understanding that they cannot japanize the Koreans, the Japanese are trying to destroy Korea by these cruel policies, ..."
7. Japan, the Rise of a Modern Power by Robert Percival Porter (1918)
"to assimilate Confucianism to itself, that is to say to japanize it.' The same may be said of ceremonial, which till recently pervaded the whole of the ..."