verb (used with object), fran·cized, fran·ciz·ing. Canadian.

to force to adopt French customs and the French language.

Also especially British, fran·cise.

Origin of francize

Related formsfran·ci·za·tion, nounfran·ciz·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for francize




Canadian to make or become French-speaking
Derived Formsfrancization or francisation, noun
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