Sinicize


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Si·ni·cize

 (sī′nĭ-sīz′, sĭn′ĭ-)
tr.v. Si·ni·cized, Si·ni·ciz·ing, Si·ni·ciz·es
To make Chinese in character or to change or modify by Chinese influence.

Si′ni·ci·za′tion (-sĭ-zā′shən) n.

sinicize

(ˈsaɪnɪˌsaɪz) or

sinicise

vb (tr)
(Anthropology & Ethnology) to give a Chinese character to

Sin•i•cize

(ˈsɪn əˌsaɪz)

v.t. -cized, -ciz•ing.
to make Chinese in character or bring under Chinese influence.
[1885–90; Sinic Chinese (< Medieval Latin Sīnicus < Medieval Greek Sīnikós= Late Greek Sîn(ai) the Chinese (see Sino-) + Greek -ikos -ic) + -ize]
Sin`i•ci•za′tion, n.
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Chinese authorities have ordered that Arabic script and Islamic symbols be removed or concealed in restaurants and food kiosks in what is seen as an attempt to "Sinicize" (or make more Chinese in character and form) the establishments.
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