Meaning of Latinize

Lat•in•ize

Pronunciation: (lat'n-īz"), [key]
— v., -ized, -iz•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to cause to conform to the customs, traditions, beliefs, etc., of the Latins or the Latin Church.
  2. to intermix with Latin elements.
  3. to translate into Latin.
  4. to make Latin-American in character: The influx of Cuban immigrants has Latinized Miami.
  5. Romanize (def. 3).
—v.i.
  1. to use words and phrases from Latin: He Latinizes in his poetry.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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