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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. Latinised races.

3. To make like the roman Catholic Church or diffuse its ideas in; as, to latinize the Church of England.

Origin: L. Latinizare: cf. F.latiniser.

to use words or phrases borrowed from the latin.

2. To come under the influence of the romans, or of the roman Catholic Church.