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v. Lat·in·ized, Lat·in·iz·ing, Lat·in·iz·es
a. To translate into Latin.
b. To transliterate into the characters of the Latin alphabet; Romanize.
c. To make (a word, for example) similar in appearance to Latin: Latinize an English name.
2. To cause to adopt or acquire Latin characteristics or customs.
3. To cause to follow or resemble the Roman Catholic Church in dogma or practices.
4. To make Latino or Latin American, as in culture.
To use Latinisms.
Lat′in·i·za′tion (-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. to translate into Latin or Latinisms
2. to transliterate into the Latin alphabet
3. to cause to acquire Latin style or customs
4. (Roman Catholic Church) to bring Roman Catholic influence to bear upon (the form of religious ceremonies, etc)
ˌLatiniˈzation, ˌLatiniˈsation n
ˈLatinˌizer, ˈLatinˌiser n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.t.
1. to cause to conform to the customs, beliefs, etc., of the Latins or the Latin Church.
2. to intermix with Latin elements.
3. to translate into Latin.
4. to make Latin-American in character.
6. to use words and phrases from Latin.
[1580–90; < Late Latin]
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Past participle: Latinized
Past participle: latinized
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|Verb||1.||Latinize - write in the Latin alphabet; "many shops in Japan now carry neon signs with Romanized names"|
|2.||Latinize - translate into Latin|
|3.||latinize - cause to adopt Catholicism|
convert - cause to adopt a new or different faith; "The missionaries converted the Indian population"
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