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Hellenize

[hel-uh-nahyz] /ˈhɛl əˌnaɪz/
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
1605-1615
1605-15; < Greek Hellēnízein to imitate the Greeks, speak Greek. See Hellene, -ize
Related forms
Hellenization, noun
Hellenizer, noun
de-Hellenize, verb, de-Hellenized, de-Hellenizing.
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British Dictionary definitions for hellenises

Hellenize

/ˈhɛlɪˌnaɪz/
verb
1.
to make or become like the ancient Greeks
Derived Forms
Hellenization, Hellenisation, noun
Hellenizer, Helleniser, noun
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