[ gree-sahyz ]
/ ˈgri saɪz /
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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.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Also especially British, Grae·cize .
Origin of Grecize
1685–95; <Latin graecizāre to imitate the Greeks <Greek graikízein to speak Greek; see -ize
Words nearby Grecize
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British Dictionary definitions for Grecize
/ (ˈɡriːsaɪz) /
a variant spelling (esp US) of Graecize
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