Frenchifying
Frenchify French"i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Frenchified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Frenchifying}.] [French + -fy.] To make French; to infect or imbue with the manners or tastes of the French; to Gallicize. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

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  • frenchifying — v. make or become French in nature or appearance or quality; make someone or something look like or be similar to the French (in customs, manners or dress) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Frenchified — Frenchify French i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Frenchified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Frenchifying}.] [French + fy.] To make French; to infect or imbue with the manners or tastes of the French; to Gallicize. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frenchify — French i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Frenchified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Frenchifying}.] [French + fy.] To make French; to infect or imbue with the manners or tastes of the French; to Gallicize. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dulcken — The Dulcken family were Flemish harpsichord makers of German origin. Joannes Daniel Dulcken (21 April 1706 – 11 April 1757) was born in Wingeshausen, the son of Georg Ludwig Dulcken (died Wingeshausen, before 1752). In 1736 he was in Maastricht,… …   Wikipedia

  • Frenchify — Frenchification, n. /fren cheuh fuy /, v.t., Frenchified, Frenchifying. (often l.c.) to make (something or someone) resemble the French, as in manners, customs, or dress: to Frenchify the spelling of one s name. [1585 95; FRENCH + IFY] * * * …   Universalium

  • Frenchification — noun a) The act of Frenchifying. b) Something Frenchified. Syn: Gallicization, francization See Also: Frenchify …   Wiktionary

  • Grosier — This is apparently a surname of French origins. At first glance it appears to owe something to the surnames Groser and Grocer, and as such to describe somebody who lives or works in a grocery. However this is probably not the case. The… …   Surnames reference

  • Grossier — This is apparently a surname of French origins. At first glance it appears to owe something to the surnames Groser and Grocer, and as such to describe somebody who lives or works in a grocery. However this is probably not the case. The… …   Surnames reference

  • Grovier — This is apparently a surname of French origins. At first glance it appears to owe something to the British surnames Grove or Grover, and as such to describe somebody who lives or works in a grove or wood. However this is probably not the case.… …   Surnames reference

  • Frenchify — 1590s, from FRENCH (Cf. French) + IFY (Cf. ify). Usually contemptuous (e.g. Richardson in his introduction to Pamela, beseeching the editor not to Frenchify our English solidity into froth and whip syllabub ). Related: Frenchified; Frenchifying …   Etymology dictionary

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