transitive verb-·ized·, -·iz·ing
- Archaic to translate into Latin
- to give Latin form or characteristics to
- to transliterate into the Latin alphabet; Romanize
- to bring into conformity with the rites, practices, etc. of the Roman Catholic Church
Origin of LatinizeLate Latin latinizare, to translate into Latin from Classical Latin Latinus, Latin
verbLat·in·ized, Lat·in·iz·ing, Lat·in·iz·es
- a. To translate into Latin.b. To transliterate into the characters of the Latin alphabet; Romanize.c. To make (a word, for example) similar in appearance to Latin: Latinize an English name.
- To cause to adopt or acquire Latin characteristics or customs.
- To cause to follow or resemble the Roman Catholic Church in dogma or practices.
- To make Latino or Latin American, as in culture.
(third-person singular simple present latinizes, present participle latinizing, simple past and past participle latinized)
- (nonstandard) Incorrect capitalisation of Latinize.
(third-person singular simple present Latinizes, present participle Latinizing, simple past and past participle Latinized)
- To translate something into the Latin language; or make a word similar in appearance to a Latin word.
- Guglielmus is the Latinized form of William.
- To transliterate something into the characters of the Latin script; to Romanize
- The Cyrillic letter Ð› can be Latinized as L.
- To make like the Roman Catholic Church or diffuse its ideas in.
- to Latinize the Church of England