[is-luh-mahyz, iz-, is-lah-mahyz, iz-]

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 formsIs·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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(tr) to convert to or bring under the influence of Islam
Derived FormsIslamization or Islamisation, noun
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