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Graecize

or Grae·cise

[gree-sahyz]
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verb (used with or without object), Grae·cized, Grae·ciz·ing. Chiefly British.
  1. Grecize.
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Related formsGrae·cism, noun

Grecize

or gre·cize

[gree-sahyz]
verb (used with object), Gre·cized, Gre·ciz·ing.
  1. to impart Greek characteristics to.
  2. to translate into Greek.
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verb (used without object), Gre·cized, Gre·ciz·ing.
  1. to conform to what is Greek; adopt Greek speech, customs, etc.
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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

Graecize

Graecise or esp US Grecize

verb
  1. another word for Hellenize
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Word Origin

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

Grecize

verb
  1. a variant spelling (esp US) of Graecize
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