EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN verb (used with object), French·i·fied, French·i·fy·ing. ( often lowercase) to make (something or someone) resemble the French, as in manners, customs, or dress: to Frenchify the spelling of one's name. Origin of Frenchify
First recorded in
-ify Related forms French·i·fi·ca·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for frenchify Historical Examples of frenchify
Do you think there is any good in helping to
Frenchify our army?
When the grand serious German nature does
Frenchify itself, it can become so extravagantly French!
The work of the Oratorists was in a certain measure to
Frenchify and modernize the instruction of the Jesuits.
As a matter of fact, we should seek vainly for proof of any attempt to
frenchify the country at the time. British Dictionary definitions for frenchify verb -fies, -fying or -fied informal to make or become French in appearance, behaviour, etc Derived Forms Frenchification, noun
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Word Origin and History for frenchify v.
French + -ify. Usually contemptuous (e.g. Richardson in his introduction to "Pamela," beseeching the editor not to "Frenchify our English solidity into froth and whip-syllabub"). Related: Frenchified; Frenchifying.
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