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Hellenize

[ hel-uh-nahyz ]

verb (used with object)

, Hel·len·ized, Hel·len·iz·ing.
  1. to make Greek in character.


verb (used without object)

, Hel·len·ized, Hel·len·iz·ing.
  1. to adopt Greek ideas or customs.

Hellenize

/ ˈhɛlɪˌnaɪz /

verb

  1. to make or become like the ancient Greeks


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Derived Forms

  • ˌHelleniˈzation, noun
  • ˈHellenˌizer, noun
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Other Words From

  • Hellen·i·zation noun
  • Hellen·izer noun
  • de-Hellen·ize verb deHellenized deHellenizing
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Hellenize1

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

True, their tendency and probably their aim was to Hellenize Serbs and Bulgarians.

There was a return to Egyptian political ideas, rather than any attempt to Hellenize the government of the country.

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