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v. Lat·in·ized, Lat·in·iz·ing, Lat·in·iz·es
a. To translate into Latin.
b. To transliterate into the characters of the Latin alphabet; Romanize.
c. To make (a word, for example) similar in appearance to Latin: Latinize an English name.
2. To cause to adopt or acquire Latin characteristics or customs.
3. To cause to follow or resemble the Roman Catholic Church in dogma or practices.
4. To make Latino or Latin American, as in culture.
To use Latinisms.

Lat′in·i·za′tion (-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
Lat′in·iz′er n.


[ˌlætɪnaɪˈzeɪʃən] Nlatinización f
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