Gothicize - definition of Gothicize by The Free Dictionary
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Goth·i·cize also goth·i·cize (gŏth′ĭ-sīz′)
To make Gothic.
Gothicize (ˈɡɒθɪˌsaɪz) or
(Art Terms) (tr) to make Gothic in style
ˈGothiˌcizer, ˈGothiˌciser n
Goth•i•cize (ˈgɒθ əˌsaɪz)
v.t. -cized, -ciz•ing.
to make Gothic, as in style.
Past participle: Gothicized
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In the derivative Gothicize
coined by Horace Walpole--the father of the Gothic Novel--the head-forming suffix -ize expresses an Action, which is specified by the adjectival mark.
Joel Pfister describes Hawthorne's "twofold" use of the Gothic: "One strategy is to Gothicize
unjust social authority as a means of dismantling it.
Yet, Watson's descriptions also gothicize
the kuia, ultimately removing responsibility for her predicament from Ida and her companions.