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

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  • Arabize — Arabization, n. /ar euh buyz /, v.t., v.i., Arabized, Arabizing. to place or come under Arab influence or domination: Middle Eastern countries began to Arabize their oil industries. Also, esp. Brit., Arabise. [1880 85; ARAB + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Arabize — Arab ► NOUN 1) a member of a Semitic people inhabiting much of the Middle East and North Africa. 2) a breed of horse originating in Arabia. DERIVATIVES Arabize (also Arabise) verb. ORIGIN Arabic …   English terms dictionary

  • Arabize — verb To make Arab; to give Arab traits to …   Wiktionary

  • arabize — ar·ab·ize …   English syllables

  • Arabize — Ar•ab•ize [[t]ˈær əˌbaɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing cvb to place under Arab influence or domination • Etymology: 1880–85 Ar ab•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • arabize — ˈarəˌbīz transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Usage: often capitalized Etymology: arab (II) + ize 1. a. : to cause to acquire Arab customs, manners, speech, or outlook …   Useful english dictionary

  • arabized — arabize (Amer.) v. acquire Arab customs or culture; make something conform to Arab customs or culture; cause to acquire Arab customs or culture (also arabise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • arabizes — arabize (Amer.) v. acquire Arab customs or culture; make something conform to Arab customs or culture; cause to acquire Arab customs or culture (also arabise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • arabizing — arabize (Amer.) v. acquire Arab customs or culture; make something conform to Arab customs or culture; cause to acquire Arab customs or culture (also arabise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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