- to make Greek in character.
- to adopt Greek ideas or customs.
Also especially British, Hel·len·ise.
Origin of Hellenize
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Examples from the Web for hellenization
Harnack traces three stages in the Hellenization of Christianity.The Legacy of Greece
A good deal is told of the Hellenization of the East under Seleucus.The Browning Cyclopdia
In the rest of the East his instrument of hellenization was the polis.
Aphrodite exhibits more clearly than any other deity the process or the direction of the Hellenization of a foreign god.Introduction to the History of Religions
Crawford Howell Toy
In various ways, the Hellenization of the Roman religion was accomplished.The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. II (of II)
Walter M. Chandler
- to make or become like the ancient Greeks
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