Graecize

or Grae·cise

[ gree-sahyz ]
/ ˈgri saɪz /

verb (used with or without object), Grae·cized, Grae·ciz·ing. Chiefly British.

OTHER WORDS FROM Graecize

Grae·cism, noun

Definition for graecize (2 of 2)

Grecize

or gre·cize

[ gree-sahyz ]
/ ˈgri saɪz /

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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British Dictionary definitions for graecize (1 of 2)

Graecize

Graecise or esp US Grecize

/ (ˈɡriːsaɪz) /

verb

another word for Hellenize

Word Origin for Graecize

C17: from Latin graecizāre to imitate the Greeks, from Greek graikizein

British Dictionary definitions for graecize (2 of 2)

Grecize
/ (ˈɡriːsaɪz) /

verb

a variant spelling (esp US) of Graecize
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