From fortune + -ize.
fortunize (third-person singular simple present fortunizes, present participle fortunizing, simple past and past participle fortunized)
- (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.