lat·​in·​ize | \ˈla-tə-ˌnīz \
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

d : romanize sense 2

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 , ˌlat-​nə-​ \ or Latinization noun

First Known Use of latinize

1589, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

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