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(ˈkriːəʊˌlaɪz) or


vb (tr)
(Languages) to make (a language) become a creole


(ˈkri əˌlaɪz)

v.t. -lized, -liz•ing.
to develop (a language) into a creole.
cre`o•li•za′tion, n.


- To relax in an elegant fashion in a warm climate.
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Verb1.creolize - develop into a creole; "pidgins often creolize"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
References in periodicals archive ?
Cultures and identities are always already mixed, and they continually enter into contact zones in which processes of relation further creolize them.
Bacchilega's analysis is framed by the overarching questions of how mixing genres and worlds create different effects of reality and of how generic remixes hybridize and creolize folk and fairy tales on the screen.
Due to the multi-ethnic and religious context of the Cagayan Valley, actors are living within a "cultural continuum" in which different cultures intermingle and creolize (Drummond, 1980) (Figure 1).