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Latinize

[lat-n-ahyz] /ˈlæt nˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), Latinized, Latinizing.
1.
to cause to conform to the customs, traditions, beliefs, etc., of the Latins or the Latin Church.
2.
to intermix with Latin elements.
3.
to translate into Latin.
4.
to make Latin-American in character:
The influx of Cuban immigrants has Latinized Miami.
5.
Romanize (def 3).
verb (used without object), Latinized, Latinizing.
6.
to use words and phrases from Latin:
He Latinizes in his poetry.
Also, especially British, Latinise.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Late Latin latīnīzāre to translate into Latin. See Latin, -ize
Related forms
Latinization, noun
de-Latinization, noun
half-Latinized, adjective
un-Latinized, adjective
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Latinize

/ˈlætɪˌnaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to translate into Latin or Latinisms
2.
to transliterate into the Latin alphabet
3.
to cause to acquire Latin style or customs
4.
to bring Roman Catholic influence to bear upon (the form of religious ceremonies, etc)
Derived Forms
Latinization, Latinisation, noun
Latinizer, Latiniser, noun
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