grecize
transitive verb (grecized; grecizing) Usage: often capitalized Date: 1692 to make Greek or Hellenistic in character

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  • Grecize — Gre cize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grecized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Grecizing}.] [Cf. F. gr[ e]ciser.] 1. To render Grecian; also, to cause (a word or phrase in another language) to take a Greek form; as, the name is Grecized. T. Warton. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grecize — Gre cize, Grecianize Gre cian*ize, v. i. To conform to the Greek custom, especially in speech. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grecize — [grē′shən īz΄] vt., vi. Grecianized, Grecianizing [grē′sīz΄] vt. Grecized, Grecizing [Fr gréciser < L Graecizare < Graeci, the Greeks] to make Greek; give a Greek form to; Hellenize vi. to imitate the Greeks in language, manner, etc.: Also… …   English World dictionary

  • Grecize — /gree suyz/, v., Grecized, Grecizing. v.t. 1. to impart Greek characteristics to. 2. to translate into Greek. v.i. 3. to conform to what is Greek; adopt Greek speech, customs, etc. Also, grecize; esp. Brit., Graecize. [1685 95; < L graecizare to… …   Universalium

  • grecize — v. give Greek attributes; conform to the Greek custom; translate to Greek …   English contemporary dictionary

  • grecize — gre·cize …   English syllables

  • Grecize — Gre•cize or gre•cize [[t]ˈgri saɪz[/t]] v. t. cized, ciz•ing to impart Greek characteristics to • Etymology: 1685–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • Grecize — /ˈgrisaɪz/ (say greesuyz) verb (t), verb (i) (Grecized, Grecizing) Chiefly US → Graecise. Also, Grecise …   Australian English dictionary

  • grecize — var. of GRAECIZE …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grecianize — Grecize Gre cize, Grecianize Gre cian*ize, v. i. To conform to the Greek custom, especially in speech. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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