- to cause to conform to the customs, traditions, beliefs, etc., of the Latins or the Latin Church.
- to intermix with Latin elements.
- to translate into Latin.
- to make Latin-American in character: The influx of Cuban immigrants has Latinized Miami.
- Romanize(def 3).
- to use words and phrases from Latin: He Latinizes in his poetry.
Also especially British, Lat·in·ise.
Origin of Latinize
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Virgoe, a latinization of Virgin, is perhaps due to a shop-sign.
Second in time and thoroughness to their Latinization was that of Spain.
There can be little doubt that Senior is usually a latinization of the medieval le seigneur, whence also Saynor.
Upon their submission the Latinization of the whole valley began, and advanced apace; but the evidence is scanty.
Here also Germany cannot give over to Latinization the long-oppressed Flemish race.The Future Belongs to the People
- to translate into Latin or Latinisms
- to transliterate into the Latin alphabet
- to cause to acquire Latin style or customs
- to bring Roman Catholic influence to bear upon (the form of religious ceremonies, etc)
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