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Arabize

[ ar-uh-bahyz ]
/ ˈær əˌbaɪz /
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verb (used with or without object), Ar·ab·ized, Ar·ab·iz·ing.

to place or come under Arab influence or domination: Middle Eastern countries began to Arabize their oil industries.

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Also especially British, Ar·ab·ise .

Origin of Arabize

First recorded in 1880–85; Arab + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM Arabize

Ar·ab·i·za·tion, noun
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