Romanize
Romanize Ro"man*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Romanized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Romanizing}.] 1. To Latinize; to fill with Latin words or idioms. [R.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To convert to the Roman Catholic religion. [1913 Webster]


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  • Romanize — Ro man*ize, v. i. 1. To use Latin words and idioms. Apishly Romanizing. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To conform to Roman Catholic opinions, customs, or modes of speech. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • romanize — (Amer.) rəʊmÉ™naɪz v. make Roman in character or spirit; make Roman Catholic; become Roman Catholic; Latinize; use Latin words; render or write in the Latin alphabet (also Romanise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Romanize — [rō′mənīz΄] vt. Romanized, Romanizing 1. to make Roman in character, spirit, etc. 2. to make Roman Catholic 3. to respell in the ROMAN ALPHABET vi. 1. to follow or be influenced by Roman customs, law, etc. 2 …   English World dictionary

  • romanize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1607 1. often capitalized to make Roman in character 2. to write or print (as a language) in the Latin alphabet < romanize Chinese > 3. capitalized a. to convert to Roman Catholicism b. to give a Roman… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Romanize — or Romanise rəʊmənʌɪz verb 1》 historical bring under Roman influence or authority. 2》 make Roman Catholic in character. 3》 (romanize) put (text) into the Roman alphabet or into roman type. Derivatives Romanization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • Romanize — Romanization, n. Romanizer, n. /roh meuh nuyz /, v., Romanized, Romanizing. v.t. 1. to make Roman Catholic. 2. (often l.c.) to make Roman in character. 3. (often l.c.) to render in the Latin alphabet, esp. a language traditionally written in a… …   Universalium

  • romanize — verb a) Bring under the authority or influence of Rome. b) Make Roman or Roman Catholic in disposition. Syn: Latinize …   Wiktionary

  • romanize — v. a. 1. Latinize. 2. Convert to Romanism …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • romanize — ro·man·ize …   English syllables

  • Romanize — Ro•man•ize [[t]ˈroʊ məˌnaɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing 1) sts to make Roman Catholic 2) (often l.c.) to make Roman in character 3) ling. (often l.c.) to render in the Latin alphabet, esp. a language traditionally written in a different system, as… …   From formal English to slang

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