[ is-luh-mahyz, iz-, is-lah-mahyz, iz- ]
/ ˈɪs ləˌmaɪz, ˈɪz-, ɪsˈlɑ maɪz, ɪz- /

verb (used with object), Is·lam·ized, Is·lam·iz·ing.

to convert to Islam.
to bring into a state of harmony or conformity with the principles and teachings of Islam; give an Islamic character or identity to.
Also especially British, Is·lam·ise.

Origin of Islamize

First recorded in 1840–50; Islam + -ize

Related forms

Is·lam·i·za·tion, nounIs·lam·iz·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for islamize



/ (ˈɪzləˌmaɪz) /


(tr) to convert to or bring under the influence of Islam

Derived Forms

Islamization or Islamisation, noun
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