transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: circa 1932 to cause (a pidginized language) to become a creole in a speech communitycreolization noun

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  • creolize — [krē′ə līz΄] vt. creolized, creolizing to cause (a pidgin) to develop into a CREOLE (n. 5) vi. to develop into a CREOLE (n. 5) creolization n …   English World dictionary

  • creolize — creolization, n. /kree euh luyz /, v., creolized, creolizing. v.t. 1. to render (a language) creolized. v.i. 2. to become creolized. Also, esp. Brit., creolise. [1810 20; CREOLE + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • creolize — verb /ˈkriːəlaɪz/ a) To cause a pidgin language rapidly expanding in vocabulary and grammatical rules to become ultimately a creole. b) To render an imported object localised; to produce variations which give an object a regional flavour …   Wiktionary

  • creolize — or creolise kri:ə(ʊ)lʌɪz, krɪɒl verb transform (a language) into a Creole. Derivatives creolization zeɪʃ(ə)n noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • creolize — cre·ol·ize …   English syllables

  • creolize — cre•o•lize [[t]ˈkri əˌlaɪz[/t]] v. t. lized, liz•ing ling. to develop (a language) into a creole • Etymology: 1810–20 cre o•li•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • creolize — (also ise) form a Creole from (another language). Derivatives: creolization n …   Useful english dictionary

  • creolise — British variant of creolize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • creolization — noun see creolize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Chinook Jargon — chinuk wawa, wawa, chinook lelang, lelang Spoken in Canada, United States Region Pacific Northwest (Interior and Coast) Native speakers – Language fami …   Wikipedia

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