slavicize

transitive verb, often capitalized slav·i·cize \ˈslavəˌsīz, -läv-, -lȧv-\
variants: or

slavize

\-läˌvīz, -laˌv-, -lȧˌv-\ less commonly

slavonize

\-lavəˌnīz\ or

slavonicize

\sləˈvänəˌsīz, slaˈv-\

Definition of slavicize

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. 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. 2 :  to adapt to Slavic usage :  alter to a characteristically Slavic form

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Origin and Etymology of slavicize

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


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