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tr.v. col·or·ized, col·or·iz·ing, col·or·iz·es
To apply color to (black-and-white images) by digital means: a silent movie that was colorized before it was released on DVD.

col′or·iz·er n.


(ˈkʌl əˌraɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to cause to appear in color; enhance with color, esp. by computer: to colorize black-and-white movies for television.
col`or•i•za′tion, n.


Past participle: colorized
Gerund: colorizing

I colorize
you colorize
he/she/it colorizes
we colorize
you colorize
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Present Continuous
I am colorizing
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Present Perfect
I have colorized
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Past Continuous
I was colorizing
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we were colorizing
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Past Perfect
I had colorized
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I will colorize
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Future Perfect
I will have colorized
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Future Continuous
I will be colorizing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been colorizing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been colorizing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been colorizing
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you had been colorizing
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I would colorize
you would colorize
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Past Conditional
I would have colorized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.colorize - add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
blackwash - color with blackwash
parti-color, motley - make motley; color with different colors
polychrome, polychromise, polychromize - color with many colors; make polychrome
azure - color azure; "Morning azured the village"
empurple, purpurate, purple - color purple
aurify - turn golden
verdigris - color verdigris
pinkify - make pink
incarnadine - make flesh-colored
brown, embrown - make brown in color; "the draught browned the leaves on the trees in the yard"
handcolor, handcolour - color by hand; "Some old photographs are handcolored"
tinct, tint, tinge, touch - color lightly; "her greying hair was tinged blond"; "the leaves were tinged red in November"
pigment - color or dye with a pigment; "pigment a photograph"
hue, imbue - suffuse with color
retouch - give retouches to (hair); "retouch the roots"
silver - make silver in color; "Her worries had silvered her hair"
gray, grey - make grey; "The painter decided to grey the sky"
tone - change to a color image; "tone a photographic image"
redden - make red; "The setting sun reddened the sky"
blotch, mottle, streak - mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained
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