hellenize

verb, often capitalized
hel·​le·​nize | \ ˈhe-lə-ˌnīz How to pronounce hellenize (audio) \
hellenized; hellenizing

Definition of hellenize

intransitive verb

: to become Greek or Hellenistic

transitive verb

: to make Greek or Hellenistic in form or culture

Other Words from hellenize

hellenization \ ˌhe-​lə-​nə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce hellenize (audio) \ noun, often capitalized

First Known Use of hellenize

1614, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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“Hellenize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hellenize. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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