[ ree-lek-suh-fahy ]
/ riˈlɛk səˌfaɪ /
verb (used with object), re·lex·i·fied, re·lex·i·fy·ing. Linguistics.
to replace the vocabulary of (a language, especially a pidgin) with words drawn from another language, without changing the grammatical structure.
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Take this quiz to see if you really know the difference between “compliment” and “complement"!
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“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.
OTHER WORDS FROM relexifyre·lex·i·fi·ca·tion, noun
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