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Frenchify

[ fren-chuh-fahy ]
/ ˈfrɛn tʃəˌfaɪ /
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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.
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Origin of Frenchify

First recorded in1585–95; French + -ify

OTHER WORDS FROM Frenchify

French·i·fi·ca·tion, noun
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How to use Frenchify in a sentence

  • As a matter of fact, we should seek vainly for proof of any attempt to frenchify the country at the time.

    Belgium|Emile Cammaerts
  • When the grand serious German nature does Frenchify itself, it can become so extravagantly French!

    A Strange Story, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The work of the Oratorists was in a certain measure to Frenchify and modernize the instruction of the Jesuits.

  • Do you think there is any good in helping to Frenchify our army?

British Dictionary definitions for Frenchify

Frenchify
/ (ˈfrɛntʃɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
informal to make or become French in appearance, behaviour, etc

Derived forms of Frenchify

Frenchification, noun
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