Hellenize

[ hel-uh-nahyz ]
/ ˈhɛl əˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), Hel·len·ized, Hel·len·iz·ing.

to make Greek in character.

verb (used without object), Hel·len·ized, Hel·len·iz·ing.

to adopt Greek ideas or customs.
Also especially British, Hel·len·ise.

Origin of Hellenize

First recorded in 1605–15, Hellenize is from the Greek word Hellēnízein to imitate the Greeks, speak Greek. See Hellene, -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM Hellenize

Hel·len·i·za·tion, nounHel·len·iz·er, nounde-Hel·len·ize, verb, de-Hel·len·ized, de-Hel·len·iz·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for hellenization

Hellenize

Hellenise

/ (ˈhɛlɪˌnaɪz) /

verb

to make or become like the ancient Greeks

Derived forms of Hellenize

Hellenization or Hellenisation, nounHellenizer or Helleniser, noun
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