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

  • transitive v. To translate into Latin.
  • transitive v. To transliterate into the characters of the Latin alphabet; Romanize.
  • transitive v. To make (a word, for example) similar in appearance to Latin: Latinize an English name.
  • transitive v. To cause to adopt or acquire Latin characteristics or customs.
  • transitive v. To cause to follow or resemble the Roman Catholic Church in dogma or practices.
  • transitive v. To make Latino or Latin American, as in culture.
  • intransitive v. To use Latinisms.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To translate something into the Latin language; or make a word similar in appearance to a Latin word.
  • v. To transliterate something into the characters of the Latin script; to Romanize

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To use words or phrases borrowed from the Latin.
  • intransitive v. To come under the influence of the Romans, or of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • transitive v. To give Latin terminations or forms to, as to foreign words, in writing Latin.
  • transitive v. To bring under the power or influence of the Romans or Latins; to affect with the usages of the Latins, especially in speech.
  • transitive v. To make like the Roman Catholic Church or diffuse its ideas in.
  • transitive v. to write in the latin alphabet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To translate into Latin.
  • To convert into Latin forms, as words; adapt to Latin spelling or inflection; intermix with Latin elements, as a style of writing.
  • To use words or phrases borrowed from the Latin.
  • Also spelled Latinise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. write in the Latin alphabet
  • v. translate into Latin
  • v. cause to adopt Catholicism


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