romanize

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verb ro·man·ize \ ˈrō-mə-ˌnīz \

Definition of romanize

romanized; romanizing
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

romanization

play \ˌrō-mə-nə-ˈzā-shən\ noun, often capitalized

First Known Use of romanize

1607


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