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classicize

[klas-uh-sahyz] /ˈklæs əˌsaɪz/
verb (used with object), classicized, classicizing.
1.
to make classic.
verb (used without object), classicized, classicizing.
2.
to conform to the classic style.
Also, especially British, classicise.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; classic + -ize
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classicize

/ˈklæsɪˌsaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make classic
2.
(intransitive) to imitate classical style
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