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archaize

[ ahr-kee-ahyz, -key- ]
/ ˈɑr kiˌaɪz, -keɪ- /
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verb (used with object), ar·cha·ized, ar·cha·iz·ing.

to give an archaic appearance or quality to: The poet archaized her work with many Elizabethan words.

verb (used without object), ar·cha·ized, ar·cha·iz·ing.

to use archaisms.

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Also especially British, ar·cha·ise .

Origin of archaize

First recorded in 1840–50, archaize is from the Greek word archaízein to imitate the language of ancient authors. See archaeo-, -ize
ar·cha·iz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for archaize

archaize

archaise

/ (ˈɑːkɪˌaɪz, -keɪ-) /

verb

(tr) to give an archaic appearance or character to, as by the use of archaisms
archaizer or archaiser, noun
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