hel·​le·​nize ˈhe-lə-ˌnīz How to pronounce hellenize (audio)
hellenized; hellenizing
often capitalized

intransitive verb

: to become Greek or Hellenistic

transitive verb

: to make Greek or Hellenistic in form or culture
hellenization noun often capitalized

Word History

First Known Use

1614, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of hellenize was in 1614

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Cite this Entry

“Hellenize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hellenize. Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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