verb (used with object), His·pan·i·cized, His·pan·i·ciz·ing. (sometimes lowercase)
  1. to make Spanish or Latin American, as in character, custom, or style.
  2. 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



  1. (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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