Latinize Lat"in*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Latinized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Latinizing}.] [L. latinizare: cf. F. latiniser.] 1. To give Latin terminations or forms to, as to foreign words, in writing Latin. [1913 Webster]

2. To bring under the power or influence of the Romans or Latins; to affect with the usages of the Latins, especially in speech. ``Latinized races.'' --Lowell. [1913 Webster]

3. To make like the Roman Catholic Church or diffuse its ideas in; as, to Latinize the Church of England. [1913 Webster]

4. to write in the latin alphabet.

Syn: Romanize. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Latinized — (Amer.) adj. translated into Latin; given a Latin form (of a word, etc.); made conformable to (the customs, traditions, etc.) of the Latins or the Latin Church (also Latinised) Latinize (Amer.) Lat·in·ize || lætɪnaɪz v. translate into Latin; …   English contemporary dictionary

  • latinized — verb Incorrect capitalisation of Latinize …   Wiktionary

  • half-Latinized — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • un-Latinized — adj. * * * …   Universalium

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