- to conform to Roman Catholic doctrine and practices; to become Roman Catholic.
- (often lowercase) to follow Roman practices.
Also especially British, Ro·man·ise.
Origin of Romanize
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Examples from the Web for romanised
This will at once be evident if we examine a few words of romanised Japanese.Plays of Old Japan
Marie C. Stopes
In Pisa and its neighbourhood the author will find a surfeit of Romanised primitives.Art
Romanised in mien, he wants but the flowing toga and sandalled shoon to shine as a centurion.Original Penny Readings
George Manville Fenn
Kingdoms that flourished while they were but Romanised, have perished since they became Tridentine.
Jordanes, a Romanised Goth, wrote in the sixth century the history of his people.Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3
Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.
- (tr) to impart a Roman Catholic character to (a ceremony, practice, etc)
- (intr) to be converted to Roman Catholicism
- (tr) to transcribe or transliterate (a language) into the Roman alphabet
- to make Roman in character, allegiance, style, etc
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