verb (used with object)
to cause to conform to the customs, traditions, beliefs, etc., of the Latins or the Latin Church.
to intermix with Latin elements.
to translate into Latin.
to make Latin-American in character: The influx of Cuban immigrants has Latinized Miami.
verb (used without object)
to use words and phrases
from Latin: He Latinizes in his poetry.
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Also, especially British, Lat·in·ise.
Origin: 1580–90; Related forms
< Late Latin latīnīzāre
to translate into Latin. See Latin