slavicize

transitive verb

slav·​i·​cize
ˈslavəˌsīz,
-läv-,
-lȧv-
variants or slavize
-läˌvīz,
-laˌv-,
-lȧˌv-
or less commonly slavonize
-lavəˌnīz
or slavonicize
sləˈvänəˌsīz,
slaˈv-
-ed/-ing/-s
often capitalized
1
: to make Slavic in quality or characteristics : cause to become adapted to Slavism
a slavicized German
the region was slavicized within a few centuries
2
: to adapt to Slavic usage : alter to a characteristically Slavic form

Word History

Etymology

slavicize from Slavic entry 1 + -ize; slavize from slav + -ize; slavonize from obsolete English slavon slavonian (from Medieval Latin Slavonia land of the Slavs) + English -ize; slavonicize from Slavonic entry 1 + -ize

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“Slavicize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slavicize. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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