romanize

verb ro·man·ize \ ˈrō-mə-ˌnīz \

Definition of romanize

romanized; romanizing
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

romanization

play \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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