gallicize
transitive verb (-cized; -cizing) Usage: often capitalized Date: 1773 to cause to conform to a French mode or idiom • gallicization noun, often capitalized

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  • Gallicize — Gal li*cize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gallicized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gallicizing}.] To conform to the French mode or idiom. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gallicize — (Amer.) Gal·li·cize || gælɪsaɪz v. become French in character or language; cause to adopt French cultural characteristics (also Gallicise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Gallicize — [gal′i sīz΄] vt., vi. Gallicized, Gallicizing [see GALLIC] [also g ] to make or become French or like the French in thought, language, etc …   English World dictionary

  • gallicize — ˈgaləˌsīz verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Usage: sometimes capitalized Etymology: gallic + ize transitive verb 1. : to cause to acquire French quality or qualities or traits gallicize American architecture gallicize an English writer …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gallicize — Gallic ► ADJECTIVE 1) of or characteristic of France or the French. 2) of or relating to the Gauls. DERIVATIVES Gallicize (also Gallicise) verb. ORIGIN Latin Gallicus, from Gallus a Gaul …   English terms dictionary

  • Gallicize — Gallicization, n. Gallicizer, n. /gal euh suyz /, v.t., v.i., Gallicized, Gallicizing. (sometimes l.c.) to make or become French in language, character, etc. Also, esp. Brit., gallicise. [1765 75; < L Gallic(us) GALLIC + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • gallicize — verb a) To make French as the culture, customs, pronunciation, or style. b) To translate into French …   Wiktionary

  • gallicize — gal·li·cize …   English syllables

  • Gallicize — Gal•li•cize [[t]ˈgæl əˌsaɪz[/t]] v. t. v. i. cized, ciz•ing. (sometimes l.c.) to make or become French in language, character, etc • Etymology: 1765–75 Gal li•ci•za′tion, n. Gal′li•ciz er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • Gallicized — Gallicize Gal li*cize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gallicized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gallicizing}.] To conform to the French mode or idiom. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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