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verb (used with object), Goth·i·cized, Goth·i·ciz·ing.
  1. to make gothic, as in style.
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Also especially British, Goth·i·cise.

Origin of Gothicize

First recorded in 1740–50; Gothic + -ize
Related formsGoth·i·ciz·er, noun
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Historical Examples of gothicize

  • This clerical rake would, if he could, Gothicize this nation of freemen.

    Auricular Confession and Popish Nunneries

    William Hogan

British Dictionary definitions for gothicize



  1. (tr) to make Gothic in style
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Derived FormsGothicizer or Gothiciser, noun
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