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(ˈkriːəʊˌlaɪz) or


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

v.t. -lized, -liz•ing.
to develop (a language) into a creole.
cre`o•li•za′tion, n.
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- 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"
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Vink's book is divided into two sections covering how the Surinamese Jewish community was formed (Chapters II to IV) and the ways Surinamese Jews belonged within a creolizing colonial community (Chapters V-VIII).
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The Creolizing Subject: Race, Reason, and the Politics of Purity.
It is the negation of this emergent Creole economy--in a psychological, sociological, and a literary-linguistic sense--that embeds a creolizing form of reading romance at the heart of Conrad's twisting of the tale.
The disadvantages of choosing to write in Irish are considerable: the audience is small, and the language itself was impoverished first by the systemic marginalization and later by the creolizing influence of Anglicization.
Creolizing Contradance in the Caribbean is a welcome addition to scholarship grappling with the complexities of the ongoing sociohistorical processes that shape, and concomitantly are shaped by, Caribbean expressive cultural practices.