or gre·cize


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for grecize



a variant spelling (esp US) of Graecize
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