- 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 romanize
The church and the nation, however, were strongly Protestant and were soon alarmed by his efforts to Romanize the country.
The Romans gave us Christianity and the rudiments of civilization, but their attempts to Romanize us met with little success.Needlework As Art
The attempt in the nineteenth century to Romanize our theories of liability involved a Romanized will-theory of contract.An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law
- (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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