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Meaning of LATINIZE

Pronunciation:  'lat`nIz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  cause to adopt catholicism
  2. [v]  translate into Latin
  3. [v]  write in the latin alphabet

LATINIZE is a 8 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: catholicise, catholicize, Latinise, latinise, Romanise, Romanize
 See Also: convert, interpret, render, transcribe, translate, transliterate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lat"in*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Latinized}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Latinizing}.] [L. latinizare: cf. F. latiniser.]
    1. To give Latin terminations or forms to, as to foreign
       words, in writing Latin.
    2. To bring under the power or influence of the Romans or
       Latins; to affect with the usages of the Latins,
       especially in speech. ``Latinized races.'' --Lowell.
    3. To make like the Roman Catholic Church or diffuse its
       ideas in; as, to Latinize the Church of England.
  2. \Lat"in*ize\, v. i.
    To use words or phrases borrowed from the Latin. --Dryden.
    2. To come under the influence of the Romans, or of the Roman
       Catholic Church.