Lat"in*ize (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Latinized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Latinizing (?).] [L. latinizare: cf. F.latiniser.]

1.

To give Latin terminations or forms to, as to foreign words, in writing Latin.

2.

To bring under the power or influence of the Romans or Latins; to affect with the usages of the Latins, especially in speech.

"Latinized races."

Lowell.

3.

To make like the Roman Catholic Church or diffuse its ideas in; as, to Latinize the Church of England.

 

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Lat"in*ize, v. i.

To use words or phrases borrowed from the Latin.

Dryden.

2.

To come under the influence of the Romans, or of the Roman Catholic Church.

 

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