Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make Spanish in form, style, or character.
  • transitive v. To bring under Hispanic influence or control.

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  • v. To make Spanish, as to customs, culture, pronunciation, or style.
  • v. To translate into Spanish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To give a Spanish form or character to.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To render Spanish in character.

Etymologies

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Hispanic +‎ -ize

Examples

  • Put in more positive terms, the way the United States develops will depend crucially on its readiness to consciously Hispanicize itself and - together with Brazil - to see itself in the long term as the strongest link within a pan-American community.

    Futurismic

  • Supposing that John McCain wins, Univision will be getting the best president their money could buy. all these years to Hispanicize the U.S., the guy would probably be doing all these things even if Univision hadn't donated one cent to his campaign.

    The Two Malcontents

  • Exhibit A right now is Marginal Revolution, where NYT columnist and GMU economist Tyler Cowen’s desire to Hispanicize America in furtherance of Tyler’s own exotic aesthetic tastes has led him to claim that he’ll look for “useful” data on Mexican assimilation rates, then today ignore the enormous amount of useful data displayed in his own comments section, apparently on the grounds that it is not “useful” for furthering his policy desires.

    Economists And Refusing To See What’s Under Your Nose

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