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Meaning of BARBARIZE

Pronunciation:  'bârbu`rIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  make crude or savage in behavior or speech; "his years in prison have barbarized the young man"
  2. [v]  become crude or savage or barbaric in behavior or language
 

BARBARIZE is a 9 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: barbarise
 
 See Also: alter, change

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Bar"ba*rize\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Barbarized}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Barbarizing}.]
    1. To become barbarous.
    
             The Roman empire was barbarizing rapidly from the
             time of Trajan.                       --De Quincey.
    
    2. To adopt a foreign or barbarous mode of speech.
    
             The ill habit . . . of wretched barbarizing against
             the Latin and Greek idiom, with their untutored
             Anglicisms.                           --Milton.
    
    
  2. \Bar"ba*rize\, v. t. [Cf. F. barbariser, LL.
    barbarizare.]
    To make barbarous.
    
          The hideous changes which have barbarized France.
                                                   --Burke.
    
    
 

 

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