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 (sī′nə-fī′, sĭn′ə-)
tr.v. Si·ni·fied, Si·ni·fy·ing, Si·ni·fies
To Sinicize.

[Late Latin Sīnae, the Chinese; see Sino- + -fy.]

Si′ni·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
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In Chapter 6, she proposes that Rupert Chan's [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] adaptation of Twelfth Night (1986) forges "a Hong Kong identity" through sinifying and localising the Shakespearean classic, relocating it to the Chinese Tang dynasty (618--907) at the "south of the ridge" region (142--3, 152).
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CCP leaders have long insisted on doing things their own way, or, in the well-worn phrase, "with Chinese characteristics." The party's insistence on sinifying the revolution goes back to tensions with the Soviets over leadership of the international communist movement.