Definition of Romanize

1. Verb. Write in the Latin alphabet. "Many shops in Japan now carry neon signs with Romanized names"

Exact synonyms: Latinise, Latinize, Romanise
Generic synonyms: Transcribe, Transliterate



Definition of Romanize

1. v. t. To Latinize; to fill with Latin words or idioms.

2. v. i. To use Latin words and idioms.

Definition of Romanize

1. Verb. (historical) Bring under the authority or influence of Rome. ¹

2. Verb. Make Roman or Roman Catholic in disposition. ¹

3. Verb. To put letters or words written in another writing system into the Latin (Roman) alphabet. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Romanize

1. to write in the Roman alphabet [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

Medical Definition of Romanize

1. 1. To Latinize; to fill with Latin words or idioms. 2. To convert to the Roman Catholic religion. Origin: Romanised; Romanizing. 1. To use Latin words and idioms. "Apishly Romanizing." 2. To conform to Roman Catholic opinions, customs, or modes of speech. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Romanize

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romanette
romanettes
romanic
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romanisations
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romanish
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romanism
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romanize (current term)
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romant
romantic
romantic realism
romantical
romantically

Literary usage of Romanize

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1. The Governance of Empire by Percy Arthur Baxter Silburn (1910)
"It took but five years of imperial government under Augustus to romanize Narbonensis, that portion of Gaul bordering Italy, and in 22 BC it was handed over ..."

2. Ancient and Modern Imperialism by Evelyn Baring Cromer (1910)
"exemplified by his treatment of the Greeks, whom he had not endeavoured to romanize,1 partly because it would have been extremely difficult to do so, ..."

3. Journal of the Assembly of the State of New York by New York (State). Legislature. Assembly (1911)
"On page 25, line 1, romanize "Approval or disapproval of sentence ". ... On page 25, line 16, romanize "Revision of proceeding; remission or ..."

4. The Contemporary Review (1873)
"Subsequently, Pope Adrian, by his bull, commissioned Henry II. to conquer Ireland and reform, that is romanize, the Irish Church. In the same way Hildebrand ..."

5. Buddhist & Christian Gospels: Being Gospel Parallels from Pāli Texts ...by Albert Joseph Edmunds by Albert Joseph Edmunds (1905)
"For VI. read IV. 47, " 143, line 2. For the read tl,rir. 49, line 7. For OH read in. '' 49, '' 8. For influence read influenced. " 55, " 5—7. romanize from ..."

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