japonise

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See also: japonisé

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japonise (third-person singular simple present japonises, present participle japonising, simple past and past participle japonised)

  1. Alternative form of Japanize
    • 1895, Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, page 5:
      But Japanese political predominance, and constant intercourse during three centuries, have almost japonised the island.
    • 1927, B.H. Chamberlain, Things Japanese, page 274:
      Not methods alone are borrowed wholesale, but even plots, the proper names which occur in the stories being slightly japonised, as Shimizu for Smith, Risa for Eliza, and details being altered so as to suit Japanese social conditions.
    • 1996, Kirsten Refsing, Early European Writings on the Ainu Language:
      But japonise it into Benkei and the difficulty vanishes, to say nothing of the apparent prop given to the story of Yoshitsune's visit to Yezo, by the fact of the name of his celebrated henchman Benkei thus figuring in the geography of the island.

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japonise

  1. inflection of japoniser:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative