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

  • transitive v. To give a feminine appearance or character to.
  • transitive v. To cause (a male) to assume feminine characteristics.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make more feminine.
  • v. To become more feminine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make womanish or effeminate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make feminine or womanish.

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

  • v. to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to
  • v. assume (more) feminine characteristics


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  • It was driving me nuts to have to shell out so much money to hairdressers who insisted on trying to "feminize" my haircuts and would not go short enough for my liking.

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  • After all, the press has been helping the Republicans "feminize" male Democrats for years by portraying them with negative female stereotypes: irresolute a woman can change her mind, sirrah! hysterical, shop-o-holics... etc.


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  • I'd say either Ford or Penn could do a good job in the Burt Lancaster part (Ford might lack the edge of controlled anger than Lancaster gave it), and the Kirk Douglas JAG role could be cast female this time around (in fact, one of the subtexts of the original movie is Lancaster's attempts to "feminize" Douglass as the wimp, the lawyer, the liberal, etc while he himself is "the soldier").

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