romanize

verb
ro·man·ize | \ˈrō-mə-ˌnīz \
romanized; romanizing

Definition of romanize 

transitive verb

1 often capitalized : to make Roman in character

2 : to write or print (something, such as a language) in the Latin alphabet romanize Chinese

3 capitalized

a : to convert to Roman Catholicism

b : to give a Roman Catholic character to

Other Words from romanize

romanization \ˌrō-mə-nə-ˈzā-shən \ noun often capitalized

First Known Use of romanize

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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