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Latinize  v. t.  (past & past part. latinized; pres. part. latinizing)  
To give Latin terminations or forms to, as to foreign words, in writing Latin.
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."
To make like the Roman Catholic Church or diffuse its ideas in; as, to Latinize the Church of England.
To write in the latin alphabet.
Synonyms: Romanize.

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... starting-point of the fast either by the choice of the votary or by the cast of the die. A third method is instanced in the "Popish Kingdom" of Barnabe Googe (1570), actually an English metrical version of a truculent German satire by one Thomas Kirchmeyer, who was scholar enough to Latinize, or Graecize, his homely patronymic into the more imposing correlative "Naogeorgus." ...
— The Customs of Old England • F. J. Snell

Words linked to "Latinize" :   catholicize, convert, catholicise, render, Romanize, latinise

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