verb lac·o·nize \ˈlakəˌnīz\

Definition of laconize


  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to incline to the Spartan cause or manner

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to subject to Spartan rule

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Origin and Etymology of laconize

Greek lakōnizein, from Lakōn Laconian + -izein -ize

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