[ klas-uh-sahyz ]
/ ˈklæs əˌsaɪz /

verb (used with object), clas·si·cized, clas·si·ciz·ing.

to make classic.

verb (used without object), clas·si·cized, clas·si·ciz·ing.

to conform to the classic style.


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Origin of classicize

First recorded in 1850–55; classic + -ize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for classicize



/ (ˈklæsɪˌsaɪz) /


(tr) to make classic
(intr) to imitate classical style
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