Definition of Hellenize

1. v. i. To use the Greek language; to play the Greek; to Grecize.



2. v. t. To give a Greek form or character to; to Grecize; as, to Hellenize a word.

Definition of Hellenize

1. Verb. (intransitive) To use the language and culture of the ancient Greeks, to become Hellenistic. ¹

2. Verb. To make or become Greek in character, language, culture, or civilization. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hellenize

1. [v -NIZED, -NIZING, -NIZES]

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Literary usage of Hellenize

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1. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"... seems also to denote—to continue a custom, to do as others usually do ; as to hellenize, ... hellenize ..."

2. Biblical Geography and History by Charles Foster Kent (1911)
"Soon after, he set about systematically to root out the worship of Jehovah and completely to hellenize the Jews. In this endeavor he was aided by the ..."

3. A History of the Ancient World by George Willis Botsford (1911)
"But they lacked the means of planting colonies in the country farther east in sufficient numbers to hellenize it or to hold it long in subjection. ..."

4. Education in Ancient Israel: From Earliest Times to 70 A.D. by Fletcher Harper Swift (1919)
"His efforts to hellenize Judah were continued by his successors, the Ptolemies of Egypt and the Seleucids of Syria, who alike endeavored to wean or force ..."

5. Ancient Peoples: A Revision of Morey's "Outlines of Ancient History" by William Carey Morey (1915)
"Attempt to hellenize the Jews. — The only opposition to the Hellenizing movement ... The attempt to hellenize the Jews thus proved a failure ; and the Jews ..."

6. The History of the Jews by Gotthard Deutsch (1921)
"In his attempt to hellenize the Jews he was supported by a party among them. Joseph, the son of Tobias, and the nephew of Onias II, the High Priest, ..."

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