from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To adopt Greek ways and speech; become Greek.
- transitive v. To make Greek in character, culture, or civilization.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To use the language and culture of the ancient Greeks, to become Hellenistic.
- v. To make or become Greek in character, language, culture, or civilization.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To use the Greek language; to play the Greek; to Grecize.
- transitive v. To give a Greek form or character to; to Grecize.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make Hellenic or Hellenistic; cause to conform to Greek standards in any particular.
- To conform to Greek standards or usages.
- To use the Greek language.
- To exhibit a tendency to Hellenism; cultivate Hellenism as an ideal of thinking and conduct. See Hellenism, 2.
- Also spelled Hellenise.
From Ancient Greek Ἑλληνίζω (Hellēnizō, "to speak Greek, to make Greek, to become Greek"), from Ἕλλην (Hellēn, "Greek"). (Wiktionary)