, -·cized·, -·ciz·ing
to make or become French or like the French in thought, language, etc.
Origin of Gallicizesee Gallic
tr. & intr.v.Gal·li·cized, Gal·li·ciz·ing, Gal·li·ciz·es
To make or become French, as in form, character, or custom.
(third-person singular simple present gallicizes, present participle gallicizing, simple past and past participle gallicized)
- To make French as the culture, customs, pronunciation, or style.
- To translate into French.
From Latin Gallicus (“French”) + -ize.