gallicize

verb

gal·​li·​cize ˈga-lə-ˌsīz How to pronounce gallicize (audio)
gallicized; gallicizing
often capitalized

transitive verb

: to cause to conform to a French mode or idiom
gallicization noun often capitalized

Word History

Etymology

gallic + -ize

First Known Use

1773, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gallicize was in 1773

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Cite this Entry

“Gallicize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gallicize. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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