euroize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From euro +‎ -ize.

Verb[edit]

euroize ‎(third-person singular simple present euroizes, present participle euroizing, simple past and past participle euroized)

  1. (intransitive) To adopt the euro as official currency, or to link one's currency to the euro.
    • 2004, Feige and Dean, Dollarization and Euroization in Transition Countries: Currency Substitution, Asset Substitution, Network Externalities, and Irreversibility, chapter in Monetary Unions and Hard Pegs:
      Finally, we examine factors leading some transition countries to euroize officially and bilaterally, and others to euroize unilaterally - that is, without prior sanction by the EMU.

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