slavicize

transitive verb, often capitalized
slav·i·cize | \ˈslavəˌsīz, -läv-, -lȧv-\
variants: or slavize \-läˌvīz, -laˌv-, -lȧˌv- \ or less commonly slavonize \-lavəˌnīz \ or slavonicize \sləˈvänəˌsīz, slaˈv- \
or -ed/-ing/-s

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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History and Etymology for slavicize

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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