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

Origin of decreolize

Related forms

de·cre·o·li·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019