romanize

verb
ro·​man·​ize | \ ˈrō-mə-ˌnīz How to pronounce romanize (audio) \
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 How to pronounce romanization (audio) \ noun, often capitalized

First Known Use of romanize

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Romanize.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/romanization. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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