arabicize

arabicize
transitive verb (-cized; -cizing) Usage: often capitalized Date: 1869 1. to adapt (a language or elements of a language) to the phonetic or structural pattern of Arabic 2. Arabize 1 • arabicization noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Arabicize — (Amer.) v. adapt a language to the Arabic phonetic or structural pattern of Arabic; acquire Arab customs or culture; make something conform to Arab customs or culture; cause to acquire Arab customs or culture (also …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Arabicize — Arabicization, n. /euh rab euh suyz /, v.t., v.i., Arabicized, Arabicizing. 1. (of a language or a linguistic feature) to make or become Arabic in form. 2. Arabize. Also, esp. Brit., Arabicise. [1870 75; ARABIC + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • arabicize — arab·i·cize …   English syllables

  • Arabicize — A•rab•i•cize [[t]əˈræb əˌsaɪz[/t]] v. t. cized, ciz•ing 1) ling. (of a language or a linguistic feature) to make Arabic in form 2) ling. Arabize • Etymology: 1870–75 A•rab i•ci•za′•tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • arabicize — ˌsīz transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Usage: often capitalized Etymology: arabic + ize 1. : to adapt (a language or elements of language) to the phonetic or structural pattern of Arabic 2. : arabize 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Arabicized — Arabicize (Amer.) v. adapt a language to the Arabic phonetic or structural pattern of Arabic; acquire Arab customs or culture; make something conform to Arab customs or culture; cause to acquire Arab customs or culture (also …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Arabicizes — Arabicize (Amer.) v. adapt a language to the Arabic phonetic or structural pattern of Arabic; acquire Arab customs or culture; make something conform to Arab customs or culture; cause to acquire Arab customs or culture (also …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Arabicizing — Arabicize (Amer.) v. adapt a language to the Arabic phonetic or structural pattern of Arabic; acquire Arab customs or culture; make something conform to Arab customs or culture; cause to acquire Arab customs or culture (also …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Arabize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1883 1. a. to cause to acquire Arabic customs, manners, speech, or outlook b. to modify (a population) by intermarriage with Arabs 2. arabicize 1 • Arabization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • arabicization — noun see arabicize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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