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tr. & intr.v. Gal·li·cized
To make or become French, as in form, character, or custom.
Gal′li·ci·za′tion (-sĭ-zā′shən) n.
Gallicize (ˈɡælɪˌsaɪz) or
to make or become French in attitude, language, etc
ˌGalliciˈzation, ˌGalliciˈsation n
ˈGalliˌcizer, ˈGalliˌciser n
Gal•li•cize (ˈgæl əˌsaɪz)
v.t., v.i. -cized, -ciz•ing. (sometimes l.c.)
to make or become French in language, character, etc.
Past participle: Gallicized
vt → französisieren
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In its efforts to Gallicize
"Law and Order," TF1 is busily adapting storylines so that the show realistically reflects procedures in France, says TF1's fiction topper Takis Candilis.
(The Celine of the Bagatelles and Les Beaux draps is the author who keeps surfacing in the book.) To nazify Eliade seems, for Ravelstein, perhaps for Bellow, to Gallicize
An Algeria constituted of three French departments would gallicize
the central Maghreb territories forever.