verb (used with or without object), Grae·cized, Grae·ciz·ing. Chiefly British.
verb (used with object), Gre·cized, Gre·ciz·ing.
to impart Greek characteristics to.
to translate into Greek.
verb (used without object), Gre·cized, Gre·ciz·ing.
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
Word Origin for Graecize
C17: from Latin graecizāre to imitate the Greeks, from Greek graikizein
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