vernacularize

[ ver-nak-yuh-luh-rahyz, vuh-nak- ]
/ vərˈnæk yə ləˌraɪz, vəˈnæk- /

verb (used with object), ver·nac·u·lar·ized, ver·nac·u·lar·iz·ing.

to translate into the natural speech peculiar to a people.

Nearby words

  1. vermouth cassis,
  2. vern,
  3. verna,
  4. vernacular,
  5. vernacularism,
  6. vernacularly,
  7. vernal,
  8. vernal conjunctivitis,
  9. vernal equinox,
  10. vernal grass

Also especially British, ver·nac·u·lar·ise.

Origin of vernacularize

First recorded in 1815–25; vernacular + -ize

Related formsver·nac·u·lar·i·za·tion, noun

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