Meaning of Romanize

Ro•man•ize

Pronunciation: (rō'mu-nīz"), [key]
— v., -ized, -iz•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to make Roman Catholic.
  2. (often l.c.) to make Roman in character.
  3. (often l.c.) to render in the Latin alphabet, esp. a language traditionally written in a different system, as Chinese or Japanese.
—v.i.
  1. to conform to Roman Catholic doctrine and practices; to become Roman Catholic.
  2. (often l.c.) to follow Roman practices.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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