transitive verb

variants or slavize
or less commonly slavonize
or slavonicize
often capitalized
: to make Slavic in quality or characteristics : cause to become adapted to Slavism
a slavicized German
the region was slavicized within a few centuries
: to adapt to Slavic usage : alter to a characteristically Slavic form

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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