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Hispanicize

[ hi-span-uh-sahyz ]
/ hɪˈspæn əˌsaɪz /
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verb (used with object), His·pan·i·cized, His·pan·i·ciz·ing.(sometimes lowercase)
to make Spanish or Latin American, as in character, custom, or style.
to bring under Spanish or Latin American domination or influence.
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Also especially British, His·pan·i·cise .

Origin of Hispanicize

First recorded in 1875–80; Hispanic + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM Hispanicize

His·pan·i·ci·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Hispanicize

Hispanicize

Hispanicise

/ (hɪˈspænɪˌsaɪz) /

verb
(tr) to make Spanish, as in custom or culture; bring under Spanish control or influence

Derived forms of Hispanicize

Hispanicist, nounHispanicization or Hispanicisation, noun
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