arabicize

verb, often capitalized
arab·​i·​cize | \ ə-ˈra-bə-ˌsīz How to pronounce arabicize (audio) \
arabicized; arabicizing

Definition of arabicize

transitive verb

1 : to adapt (a language or elements of a language) to the phonetic or structural pattern of Arabic

Other Words from arabicize

arabicization \ ə-​ˌra-​bə-​sə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce arabicization (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of arabicize

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Arabicize.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arabicize. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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