arabicize

verb

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

transitive verb

1
: to adapt (a language or elements of a language) to the phonetic or structural pattern of Arabic
2
arabicization noun

Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of arabicize was in 1826

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Cite this Entry

“Arabicize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arabicize. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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