American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To convert (a person) to Roman Catholicism.
- v. To make Roman in character, allegiance, or style.
- v. To write or transliterate in the Latin alphabet.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make Roman; specifically, to Latinize; fill with Latin words or modes of speech.
- To convert or proselytize to the Roman Catholic Church; imbue with Roman Catholic ideas, doctrines, or observances.
- [lowercase] To represent in writing or printing by roman letters or types.
- To use Latin words or idioms.
- To conform to or tend toward Roman Catholic polity, doctrine, ceremonies, or observances. Also spelled Romanise.
- v. Alternative form of romanize.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. rare To Latinize; to fill with Latin words or idioms.
- v. To convert to the Roman Catholic religion.
- v. To use Latin words and idioms.
- v. To conform to Roman Catholic opinions, customs, or modes of speech.
- v. write in the Latin alphabet
“It is perhaps fanciful to suggest that we are now suffering the penalty of the failure of Rome to Romanize, that is to say, to civilize their Teutonic neighbours.”
“It is this Jewish Jesus -- the one that "Kosher Jesus" uncovers from the pages of the New Testament itself which was edited so as to deny some much of Jesus' Jewishness and intentionally Romanize him -- that I am asking Jews to reclaim.”
“We won't Romanize Chinese ideograms, but in Mandarin, "xing" means "star," and "bake" is a phonetic rendition of "bucks,"--and it's clear why the Seattle-based coffee roasting giant has just won a copyright battle against Shanghai Xingbake Café.”
“And since this is my blog, I will now take the liberty to de-Romanize the popular version "bulgogi" and re-Romanize in the Delicious version that I think makes more sense for pronunciation based on reading Roman letters off a page.”
“Now, I'm tempted to re-Romanize "gogi" as "gogee," but then it might be mistakenly pronounced as "go, G," but in the end, it just rhymes with "bogey.”
“He instances, by a given subject, that were the artist to choose the "Death of Germanicus," he is never to forget that he is to represent "a Roman dying amidst Romans," and not to suffer individual grief to un-Romanize his subject.”
“More often the mortality of war so thinned the population, that the settlement of Roman military colonies among them sufficed to keep down revolt and to Romanize the surviving fragment.”
“Her first work, after mastering the intricate Chinese language, was to Romanize it, thus facilitating its acquisition.”
“Roman standards to the Euphrates and the Atlantic; they lived abroad as traders, farmers, and soldiers to hold and Romanize the provinces, or they stayed at home, working as carpenters, masons, or bakers, to supply the daily needs of the capital.”
“It was possible, it was easy, to Romanize these western peoples.”
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