verb (used with or without object), Gal·li·cized, Gal·li·ciz·ing.

(sometimes lowercase) to make or become French in language, character, etc.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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