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verb (used with object), Gre·cized, Gre·ciz·ing.
  1. to impart Greek characteristics to.
  2. to translate into Greek.
verb (used without object), Gre·cized, Gre·ciz·ing.
  1. to conform to what is Greek; adopt Greek speech, customs, etc.
Also especially British, Grae·cize.

Origin of Grecize

1685–95; < Latin graecizāre to imitate the Greeks < Greek graikízein to speak Greek; see -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for grecize


  1. a variant spelling (esp US) of Graecize
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