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classicize

[klas-uh-sahyz]
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verb (used with object), clas·si·cized, clas·si·ciz·ing.
  1. to make classic.
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verb (used without object), clas·si·cized, clas·si·ciz·ing.
  1. to conform to the classic style.
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Also especially British, clas·si·cise.

Origin of classicize

First recorded in 1850–55; classic + -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for classicize

classicize

classicise

verb
  1. (tr) to make classic
  2. (intr) to imitate classical style
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