decreolize

[ dee-kree-uh-lahyz ]
/ diˈkri əˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), de·cre·o·lized, de·cre·o·liz·ing. Linguistics.

to modify (a creole language) in the direction of a standard form of the language on which most of the vocabulary of the creole is based.

Nearby words

  1. decree-law,
  2. decreet,
  3. decrement,
  4. decremental,
  5. decremeter,
  6. decrepit,
  7. decrepitate,
  8. decrepitude,
  9. decresc.,
  10. decrescendo

Also especially British, de·cre·o·lise.

Origin of decreolize


Related formsde·cre·o·li·za·tion, noun

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