Latinizing
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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