francize

[ fran-sahyz ]
/ ˈfræn saɪz /

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

to force to adopt French customs and the French language.

Nearby words

  1. franciscans,
  2. francisco,
  3. francisella,
  4. francisella tularensis,
  5. francium,
  6. franck,
  7. franck, césar auguste,
  8. franck, james,
  9. franco,
  10. franco, francisco

Also especially British, fran·cise.

Origin of francize


Related formsfran·ci·za·tion, nounfran·ciz·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for francize

francize

francise

/ (ˈfrænsaɪz) /

verb

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

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