to cause to conform to the customs, traditions, beliefs, etc., of the Latins or the Latin Church.
to intermix with Latin elements.
to translate into Latin.
to make Latin American in character: The influx of Cuban immigrants has Latinized Miami.
to use words and phrases from Latin: He Latinizes in his poetry.
- Also especially British, Lat·in·ise .
- Lat·in·i·za·tion, noun
- de-Lat·in·i·za·tion, noun
- half-Lat·in·ized, adjective
- un-Lat·in·ized, adjective
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How to use Latinize in a sentence
It was not unusual with the old German authors to Latinize their names on the title-page of their books.Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2) | Carl Engel
The savants at that time were wont to Latinize their names in their enthusiasm for the classics.The Story of Switzerland | Lina Hug
The second is better than the first: to Latinize the surname and not the Christian name is very unscholarlike.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II) | Augustus De Morgan
He owed his aristocratic name to the custom, prevalent in those days, to Latinize all vulgar appellations.Essays on Scandinavian Literature | Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
He would paganize, Latinize and Mediterraneanize the genius of Europe.Suspended Judgments | John Cowper Powys
British Dictionary definitions for Latinize
to translate into Latin or Latinisms
to transliterate into the Latin alphabet
to cause to acquire Latin style or customs
to bring Roman Catholic influence to bear upon (the form of religious ceremonies, etc)
- Latinization or Latinisation, noun
- Latinizer or Latiniser, noun
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