gaelicize

gaelicize

(ˈɡeɪlɪˌsaɪz) or

gaelicise

vb (tr)
(Languages) to adapt (a word) so that it conforms to the conventions of Gaelic spelling and pronunciation; to make Gaelic
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Given the imposing task of implementing Ernest Blythe's ambitious (and unrealistic) policy to Gaelicize the national theatre, Tomas almost immediately recognized that at a time when the language was viewed with both patriotic affection as a symbol of nationality and frequent annoyance as an irrelevant irritant in the daily life of a modernizing Anglophone Ireland--plus ca change!--he would have to \find ways to make plays in Irish at least as novel, attractive, and enjoyable as were the Abbey's offerings in English.