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francize

[fran-sahyz]
verb (used with object), fran·cized, fran·ciz·ing. Canadian.
  1. to force to adopt French customs and the French language.
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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

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