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gentile +‎ -ize


gentilize (third-person singular simple present gentilizes, present participle gentilizing, simple past and past participle gentilized)

  1. (transitive) To render gentile or gentlemanly.
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  2. (intransitive) To live like a gentile or heathen.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for gentilize in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)



gentilize f

  1. feminine plural of gentilizo