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