- to impart Greek characteristics to.
- to translate into Greek.
- to conform to what is Greek; adopt Greek speech, customs, etc.
Also especially British, Grae·cize.
Origin of Grecize
1685–95; < Latin graecizāre to imitate the Greeks < Greek graikízein to speak Greek; see -ize
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Graecise or esp US Grecize
- another word for Hellenize
C17: from Latin graecizāre to imitate the Greeks, from Greek graikizein
- a variant spelling (esp US) of Graecize