Gallicize

Gallic ADJECTIVE 1) of or characteristic of France or the French. 2) of or relating to the Gauls.
DERIVATIVES Gallicize (also Gallicise) verb.
ORIGIN Latin Gallicus, from Gallus 'a Gaul' .

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  • Gallicize — Gal li*cize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gallicized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gallicizing}.] To conform to the French mode or idiom. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gallicize — (Amer.) Gal·li·cize || gælɪsaɪz v. become French in character or language; cause to adopt French cultural characteristics (also Gallicise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Gallicize — [gal′i sīz΄] vt., vi. Gallicized, Gallicizing [see GALLIC] [also g ] to make or become French or like the French in thought, language, etc …   English World dictionary

  • gallicize — ˈgaləˌsīz verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Usage: sometimes capitalized Etymology: gallic + ize transitive verb 1. : to cause to acquire French quality or qualities or traits gallicize American architecture gallicize an English writer …   Useful english dictionary

  • gallicize — transitive verb ( cized; cizing) Usage: often capitalized Date: 1773 to cause to conform to a French mode or idiom • gallicization noun, often capitalized …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Gallicize — Gallicization, n. Gallicizer, n. /gal euh suyz /, v.t., v.i., Gallicized, Gallicizing. (sometimes l.c.) to make or become French in language, character, etc. Also, esp. Brit., gallicise. [1765 75; < L Gallic(us) GALLIC + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • gallicize — verb a) To make French as the culture, customs, pronunciation, or style. b) To translate into French …   Wiktionary

  • gallicize — gal·li·cize …   English syllables

  • Gallicize — Gal•li•cize [[t]ˈgæl əˌsaɪz[/t]] v. t. v. i. cized, ciz•ing. (sometimes l.c.) to make or become French in language, character, etc • Etymology: 1765–75 Gal li•ci•za′tion, n. Gal′li•ciz er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • Gallicized — Gallicize Gal li*cize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gallicized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gallicizing}.] To conform to the French mode or idiom. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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