Grecize

Grecize

[gree-sahyz]
verb (used with object), Grecized, Grecizing.
1.
to impart Greek characteristics to.
2.
to translate into Greek.
verb (used without object), Grecized, Grecizing.
3.
to conform to what is Greek; adopt Greek speech, customs, etc.
Also, grecize;, especially British, Graecize.


Origin:
1685–95; < Latin graecizāre to imitate the Greeks < Greek graikízein to speak Greek; see -ize

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Graecize, esp (US) Graecise or esp (US) Grecize (ˈɡriːsaɪz)
 
vb
another word for Hellenize
 
[C17: from Latin graecizāre to imitate the Greeks, from Greek graikizein]
 
Graecise, esp (US) Graecise or esp (US) Grecize
 
vb
 
[C17: from Latin graecizāre to imitate the Greeks, from Greek graikizein]
 
Grecize, esp (US) Graecise or esp (US) Grecize
 
vb
 
[C17: from Latin graecizāre to imitate the Greeks, from Greek graikizein]

Grecize (ˈɡriːsaɪz)
 
vb
a variant spelling (esp US) of Graecize

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