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Hellenize

[hel-uh-nahyz]
verb (used with object), Hellenized, Hellenizing.
1.
to make Greek in character.
verb (used without object), Hellenized, Hellenizing.
2.
to adopt Greek ideas or customs.
Also, especially British, Hellenise.


Origin:
1605–15; < Greek Hellēnízein to imitate the Greeks, speak Greek. See Hellene, -ize

Hellenization, noun
Hellenizer, noun
de-Hellenize, verb, de-Hellenized, de-Hellenizing.
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Hellenize or Hellenise (ˈhɛlɪˌnaɪz)
 
vb
to make or become like the ancient Greeks
 
Hellenise or Hellenise
 
vb
 
Helleni'zation or Hellenise
 
n
 
Helleni'sation or Hellenise
 
n
 
'Hellenizer or Hellenise
 
n
 
'Helleniser or Hellenise
 
n

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