fortunize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fortune +‎ -ize.

Verb[edit]

fortunize (third-person singular simple present fortunizes, present participle fortunizing, simple past and past participle fortunized)

  1. (rare, obsolete, transitive) To make fortunate or wealthy.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, VI.9:
      For wisedome is most riches: fooles therefore / They are which fortunes doe by vowes devize, / Sith each unto himselfe his life may fortunize.
    • 1871, Mark Hardcastle, ‘Hamilton Brothers’, The Argosy, vol. 12, p. 64:
      I am going out to fortunize my own life; and you are staying at home to fortunize yours.