sinicize

verb, often capitalized
si·​ni·​cize | \ ˈsī-nə-ˌsīz How to pronounce sinicize (audio) , ˈsi- \
sinicized; sinicizing

Definition of sinicize

transitive verb

: to modify by Chinese influence

First Known Use of sinicize

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sinicize

Medieval Latin sinicus Chinese, from Late Latin Sinae, plural, Chinese — more at sino-

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The first known use of sinicize was in 1889

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“Sinicize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sinicize. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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