slavize\-läˌvīz, -laˌv-, -lȧˌv-\ less commonly
Definition of slavicize
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
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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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