[ gal-uh-sahyz ]
/ ˈgæl əˌsaɪz /
verb (used with or without object), Gal·li·cized, Gal·li·ciz·ing.
(sometimes lowercase) to make or become French in language, character, etc.
Why Does France Avoid English Loanwords?Why does France hate English loanwords? France has a très rich literary and linguistic culture. So, it’s not surprising that their government takes a dim view to any intrusions made to it by, er, outside influences. As an article in The Guardian notes, “France’s identity has long been bound up with its language, more so possibly than anywhere else.” They also add that “France is …
Also especially British, gal·li·cise.
Related formsGal·li·ci·za·tion, nounGal·li·ciz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gallicize
/ (ˈɡælɪˌsaɪz) /
to make or become French in attitude, language, etc
Derived FormsGallicization or Gallicisation, nounGallicizer or Galliciser, noun
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