[ fran-sahyz ]
/ ˈfræn saɪz /
verb (used with object), fran·cized, fran·ciz·ing.Canadian.
to force to adopt French customs and the French language.
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Also especially British, fran·cise .
OTHER WORDS FROM francizefran·ci·za·tion, nounfran·ciz·er, noun
Words nearby francize
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British Dictionary definitions for francize
/ (ˈfrænsaɪz) /
Canadian to make or become French-speaking
Derived forms of francizefrancization or francisation, noun
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