Hispanicize

[hi-span-uh-sahyz]

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.

Also especially British, His·pan·i·cise.

Origin of Hispanicize

First recorded in 1875–80; Hispanic + -ize

Related formsHis·pan·i·ci·za·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for hispanicize

Hispanicize

Hispanicise

verb

(tr) to make Spanish, as in custom or culture; bring under Spanish control or influence
Derived FormsHispanicist, nounHispanicization or Hispanicisation, noun

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