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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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Historical Examples

  • Within that time Laussat bestirred himself to gallicize the colony, so far as forms could do so.

    Jefferson and his Colleagues

    Allen Johnson

  • So long as you're going to work to gallicize yourself, pray make a thorough job of it.

British Dictionary definitions for gallicize



  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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