transitive verb, often capitalized po·lo·nize \ˈpōləˌnīz\

Definition of polonize


  1. 1 :  to cause to acquire Polish customs or attitudes; especially :  to force into conformity with Polish cultural patterns or governmental policies German cities assigned to Poland have been polonized — M. A. Pei the Polish clergy … use their influence to polonize the people — Russian Poland

  2. 2 :  to modify (a word or expression) to conform to characteristics distinctive of Polish difficult … to polonize English terms — B. W. A. Massey

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Origin and Etymology of polonize

International Scientific Vocabulary polon-, (from Medieval Latin Polonia Poland) + -ize

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a brief usually trivial fact

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