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tr.v. Ro·man·ized, Ro·man·iz·ing, Ro·man·iz·es
1. To convert (a person) to Roman Catholicism.
2. To make Roman in character, allegiance, or style.
3. often romanize To write or transliterate in the Latin alphabet.
Ro′man·i·za′tion (-mə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
1. (Roman Catholic Church) (tr) to impart a Roman Catholic character to (a ceremony, practice, etc)
2. (Roman Catholic Church) (intr) to be converted to Roman Catholicism
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (tr) to transcribe or transliterate (a language) into the Roman alphabet
4. (Historical Terms) to make Roman in character, allegiance, style, etc
ˌRomaniˈzation, ˌRomaniˈsation n
v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to make Roman Catholic.
2. (often l.c.) to make Roman in character.
3. (often l.c.) to render in the Latin alphabet, esp. a language traditionally written in a different system, as Chinese or Japanese.
Past participle: Romanized
Past participle: romanized