from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make French in character or quality.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make (something) more French in appearance or character.
- v. : (intransitive) To become more French.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make French; to infect or imbue with the manners or tastes of the French; to Gallicize.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make French; infect with French tastes, manners, or turns of expression.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make French in appearance or character
- v. become French in appearance or character
As it develops the idea is to "Frenchify" the village.
January 8th, 2009 at 4: 12 pm not giving in to the temptation to Frenchify the English Language
As individuals, families, and whole communities emigrate, they bring with them their eating habits and traditions, yet over time must and do change ( "Americanize", "Frenchify") their cuisine, adapting to available ingredients, modernizing to fit a new lifestyle.
Could this be an ominous sign for Barack Obama denoting the fate of his egalitarian plans to Europeanize and Frenchify our capitalist country and make everything green?
In Spain, a spokesman for a coalition of truckdrivers, farmers, fishermen and taxi drivers threatened to "Frenchify the conflict."
In France the name is Les Jouets C'est Nous, but customers Frenchify the English roughly as "toiyz air uze."
When I slip into ‘English pronunciation mode’ halfway through a phrase, people sometimes get confused, so I tend to chicken out and Frenchify the thing.
Frenchify themselves; the only things yet wanting are bags and swords, with which at least I have seen no one walking publicly, but I am told they are worn at court.
"My husband," she said, "Mr. Pownal, tries to Frenchify me a little, sometimes, and I am obliged to indulge him, he is generally so good; but he will never succeed in making anything else out of me than a plain Yankee woman."
I am extremely pleased, for I confess that I think it no easy task to Frenchify your works in your sense.