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verb (used with or without object), Gal·li·cized, Gal·li·ciz·ing.
  1. (sometimes lowercase) to make or become French in language, character, etc.
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Also especially British, gal·li·cise.

Origin of Gallicize

1765–75; < Latin Gallic(us) Gallic + -ize
Related formsGal·li·ci·za·tion, nounGal·li·ciz·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for gallicised

Historical Examples

  • At a later period it might have been said that they were Gallicised.

    The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4)

    Thomas Babington Macaulay

  • The Gallicised or classicised contortions of his mighty work did not destroy its saving virtue.

  • It was the work of Charles's Gallicised ministry, and Maximilian professed the utmost disgust at their doings.

    Henry VIII.

    A. F. Pollard

British Dictionary definitions for gallicised



  1. to make or become French in attitude, language, etc
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Derived FormsGallicization or Gallicisation, nounGallicizer or Galliciser, noun
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