gre·​cize ˈgrē-ˌsīz How to pronounce grecize (audio)
grecized; grecizing
often capitalized

transitive verb

: to make Greek or Hellenistic in character

Word History

First Known Use

1692, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grecize was in 1692

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Cite this Entry

“Grecize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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