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- v. To make French as the culture, customs, pronunciation, or style.
- v. To translate into French.
Within that time Laussat bestirred himself to gallicize the colony, so far as forms could do so.
Had he placed himself, as was possible in 1809, on the imperial throne of Germany, the consequent unity of that empire must, even under foreign sway, have endangered the ruler: he preferred gradually to gallicize Germany as she had been formerly romanized by her ancient conquerors.