Definition of Arabize

1. Verb. (transitive) To make Arab; to give Arab traits to. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Arabize

1. to cause to acquire Arabic customs [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Arabize

arabinosides
arabinosis
arabinosuria
arabinosyl-hydroxyproline transferase
arabinosyladenine
arabinosylcytosine
arabinosyltransferase
arabins
arabise
arabised
arabises
arabising
arabist
arabitol
arabize (current term)
arabized
arabizes
arabizing
arable
arables
arabs
araceous
arachic acid
arachidic
arachidic acid
arachidonate
arachidonate 12-lipoxygenase
arachidonate 15-lipoxygenase
arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase

Literary usage of Arabize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. International Religious Freedom (2000): Report to Congress by the Department edited by Barbara Larkin (2001)
"... the Government occasionally targets Assyrians as well as ethnic Kurds and Turkomen for expulsion from Kirkuk, where it is seeking to arabize the city. ..."

2. Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope by Hester Lucy Stanhope, Charles Lewis Meryon (1846)
"arabize yourself before you get here, if you are ever such a quiz. I have common Turkish clothes ready for you, that you may not cut up and gobble good ..."

3. Genocide in Iraq: the anfal campaign against the Kurds by George Black (1993)
"In 1975 the Iraqi government embarked on a sweeping campaign to "arabize" the areas that had been excluded from Kurdistan under the 23 Speech of September ..."

4. Behind the Red Line: Political Repression in Sudan by Jemera Rone, Brian Owsley, Human Rights Watch/Africa (1996)
"This pressure to Islamize (and arabize) may have contributed to southern migrants' increasing adherence to Christianity.184 '"Article 6 of the Declaration ..."

5. Mauritania's Campaign of Terror: State-Sponsored Repression of Black Africans by Janet Fleischman, Human Rights Watch/Africa (1994)
"... professors, engineers and others — published a paper criticizing the government's efforts to arabize the country, and calling for the establishment of a ..."

6. Hidden Death: Landmines and Civilian Casualties in Iraqi Kurdistan by Rae McGrath, Middle East Watch (Organization), Middle East Watch (Organization (1992)
"Kurdish farmers particularly in Dohuk governorate were displaced to "arabize" the area. Government benefits and incentives were extended to poor Arabs from ..."

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