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Romanize

[roh-muh-nahyz] /ˈroʊ məˌnaɪz/
verb (used with object), Romanized, Romanizing.
1.
to make Roman Catholic.
2.
(often lowercase) to make Roman in character.
3.
(often lowercase) to render in the Latin alphabet, especially a language traditionally written in a different system, as Chinese or Japanese.
verb (used without object), Romanized, Romanizing.
4.
to conform to Roman Catholic doctrine and practices; to become Roman Catholic.
5.
(often lowercase) to follow Roman practices.
Also, especially British, Romanise.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; Roman + -ize
Related forms
Romanization, noun
Romanizer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Romanize

Romanize

/ˈrəʊməˌnaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to impart a Roman Catholic character to (a ceremony, practice, etc)
2.
(intransitive) to be converted to Roman Catholicism
3.
(transitive) to transcribe or transliterate (a language) into the Roman alphabet
4.
to make Roman in character, allegiance, style, etc
Derived Forms
Romanization, Romanisation, noun
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