ver·​nac·​u·​lar·​ize vər-ˈna-kyə-lə-ˌrīz How to pronounce vernacularize (audio)
vernacularized; vernacularizing

transitive verb

: to render into or express in a vernacular
vernacularization noun

Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vernacularize was in 1821

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Cite this Entry

“Vernacularize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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