Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To render gentile or gentlemanly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To live like a gentile or heathen.
  • intransitive v. To act the gentleman; -- with it (see It, 5).
  • intransitive v. To render gentile or gentlemanly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To render gentle, polite, or gentlemanly; raise to the rank of gentlemen.
  • To live like a gentile, or like a heathen.
  • To play the gentleman. Norden, Surveyor's Dialogue (1608).

Etymologies

gentile +‎ -ize (Wiktionary)

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