Also especially British, met·ri·cise.

Origin of metricize

First recorded in 1870–75; metric1 + -ize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Word Origin and History for metricize

"convert to the metric system," 1873, from metric (adj.) + -ize. Related: Metricized; metricizing. Earlier, "to convert to poetic meter" (1850; see metric (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper