gallicize

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

Definition of gallicize

transitive verb

: to cause to conform to a French mode or idiom

Other Words from gallicize

gallicization \ ˌga-​lə-​sə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce gallicization (audio) \ noun, often capitalized

First Known Use of gallicize

1773, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gallicize

gallic + -ize

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“Gallicize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gallicize. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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