romanize

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verb ro·man·ize \ˈrō-mə-ˌnīz\

Definition of romanize

romanized

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romanizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 often capitalized :  to make Roman in character

  3. 2 :  to write or print (something, such as a language) in the Latin alphabet <romanize Chinese>

  4. 3 capitalized a :  to convert to Roman Catholicismb :  to give a Roman Catholic character to

romanization

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

1607

First Known Use of romanize

1607

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