colloquialize

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

colloquial +‎ -ize

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kəˈləʊ.kwi.əˌlaɪz/

Verb[edit]

colloquialize ‎(third-person singular simple present colloquializes, present participle colloquializing, simple past and past participle colloquialized)

  1. (transitive) To render colloquial.
    • 1965, John Whitney Hall, Richard King Beardsley, Twelve doors to Japan
      Some felt that a colloquialized style should be expressed in romanization.

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