Arabize

verb
Ar·​ab·​ize | \ ˈer-ə-ˌbīz How to pronounce Arabize (audio) , ˈa-rə- \
Arabized; Arabizing

Definition of Arabize

transitive verb

1a : to cause to acquire Arabic customs, manners, speech, or outlook
b : to modify (a population) by intermarriage with Arabs

Other Words from Arabize

Arabization \ ˌer-​ə-​bə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce Arabization (audio) , ˌa-​rə-​ \ noun

First Known Use of Arabize

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Arabize.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arabize. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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