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classicize

[klas-uh-sahyz]
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verb (used with object), clas·si·cized, clas·si·ciz·ing.
  1. to make classic.
verb (used without object), clas·si·cized, clas·si·ciz·ing.
  1. to conform to the classic style.
Also especially British, clas·si·cise.

Origin of classicize

First recorded in 1850–55; classic + -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for classicize

classicize

classicise

verb
  1. (tr) to make classic
  2. (intr) to imitate classical style
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