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Definition of anonymize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    anonymize

     verb
    (British English also -ise) verb
    BrE BrE//əˈnɒnɪmaɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈnɑːnɪmaɪz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they anonymize
    BrE BrE//əˈnɒnɪmaɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈnɑːnɪmaɪz//
     
    he / she / it anonymizes
    BrE BrE//əˈnɒnɪmaɪzɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈnɑːnɪmaɪzɪz//
     
    past simple anonymized
    BrE BrE//əˈnɒnɪmaɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈnɑːnɪmaɪzd//
     
    past participle anonymized
    BrE BrE//əˈnɒnɪmaɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈnɑːnɪmaɪzd//
     
    -ing form anonymizing
    BrE BrE//əˈnɒnɪmaɪzɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈnɑːnɪmaɪzɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1anonymize something (specialist) if you anonymize a test result, especially a medical test result, you remove any information that shows who it belongs to
  2. 2anonymize something (computing) if you anonymize data that is sent or received over the Internet, you remove any information that identifies which particular computer that data originally came from See related entries: Using the Internet
  3. Word Origin 1970s: from anonymous + -ize.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: anonymize