latinize

verb
lat·​in·​ize | \ ˈla-tə-ˌnīz How to pronounce latinize (audio) \
variants: or Latinize
latinized; latinizing

Definition of latinize

transitive verb

1a obsolete : to translate into Latin
b : to give a Latin form to
c : to introduce Latinisms into
2 : to make Latin or Italian in doctrine, ideas, or traits specifically : to cause to resemble the Roman Catholic Church

intransitive verb

1 : to use Latinisms
2 : to exhibit the influence of the Romans or of the Roman Catholic Church

Other Words from latinize

latinization \ ˌla-​tə-​nə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce latinize (audio) , ˌlat-​nə-​ \ or Latinization noun

First Known Use of latinize

1589, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

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“Latinize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/latinize. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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