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
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Examples from the Web for hellenize
True, their tendency and probably their aim was to Hellenize Serbs and Bulgarians.The Passing of the Turkish Empire in Europe|B. Granville Baker
There was a return to Egyptian political ideas, rather than any attempt to Hellenize the government of the country.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
to make or become like the ancient Greeks
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