Definition of Creolize

1. Verb. Develop into a creole. "Pidgins often creolize"

Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Creole



Definition of Creolize

1. Verb. (linguistics) To cause a pidgin language rapidly expanding in vocabulary and grammatical rules to become ultimately a creole. ¹

2. Verb. To render an imported object 'localised'; to produce variations which give an object a regional flavour. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Creolize

1. to cause a language to become a creole [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Creolize

creole-fish
creoles
creolian
creolians
creolin
creolins
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creolist
creolistics
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creolization
creolizations
creolize (current term)
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creology
creophagy
creos
creosol
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creosote
creosote bush
creosoted
creosotelike
creosotes
creosotic

Literary usage of Creolize

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"In reference to adapting a person or plant to a country or environment: spec. acclimate, acclimatize, creolize, domesticate, habituate. 2. See UNIVERSE. ..."

2. Authors' & Printers' Dictionary: A Guide for Authors, Editors, Printers by Frederick Howard Collins (1912)
"Cremonese *, of Cremona. creolize*, «oi-ise. creosote*, not k-. crepe* (Fr.), frizzled. crepon* (Fr. m.), crapy fabric. crescendo* (mus. ..."

3. Voyage of His Majesty's Ship Alceste, Along the Coast of Corea, to the by John M'Leod (1818)
"... and the ladies, surrounded by a crowd of flattering slave-girls, generally creolize * the whole day in a delectable state of apathy, without any sort of ..."

4. Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Livelihoods: Uniting Science and by Barry Pound (2003)
"... and also how communities actually adapt, internalize, reinvent and generally 'creolize' technologies so they work in a particular location (Richards, ..."

5. Voyage of His Majesty's Ship Alceste, to China, Corea, and the Island of by John McLeod (1820)
"... and the ladies, surrounded by a crowd of flattering slave-girls, generally creolize * the whole day in a delectable state of apathy, without any sort of ..."

6. Author & Printer: A Guide for Authors, Editors, Printers, Correctors of the by Frederick Howard Collins (1905)
"Cremonese *, of Cremona. creolize*, «o/-ise. creosote*, nut k-. crepon* (Fr. m.), crapy fabric. crescendo* (mus.), growing in force ; abbr. cresc. ..."

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