, -·fied·, -·fy·ing
to make or become French or like the French in customs, ideas, manners, etc.
transitive verbFrench·i·fied, French·i·fy·ing, French·i·fies
To make French in character or quality.
(third-person singular simple present Frenchifies, present participle Frenchifying, simple past and past participle Frenchified)
- To make (something) more French in appearance or character.
- This café likes to Frenchify the names of its dishes to make them sound better than they actually are — they call their fish and chips "poisson-frites".
- (intransitive) To become more French.
- (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought):
French + -ify.