latinize

verb lat·in·ize \ ˈla-tə-ˌnīz \
variants: or Latinize

Definition of latinize

latinized; latinizing
transitive verb
1 a obsolete :to translate into Latin
b :to give a Latin form to
c :to introduce Latinisms into
d :romanize 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

latinization

play \ˌla-tə-nə-ˈzā-shən, ˌlat-nə-\ or Latinization noun

First Known Use of latinize

1589


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