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From Latin noster (our).


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈnɒs.tɹɪ.faɪ/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈnɑs.tɹə.faɪ/


nostrify (third-person singular simple present nostrifies, present participle nostrifying, simple past and past participle nostrified)

  1. To nostrificate; to grant recognition to a degree from a foreign university.
    • 1936, Statistics of Land-grant Colleges and Universities, page 17:
      The status of academic school is conferred on any institution by a special law, and only academic schools are authorized to confer degrees and nostrify degrees granted Polish citizens abroad.
    • 1997, “The Polish Review”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name), volume 42, page 81:
      He wanted to lecture on medicine and for that reason planned to nostrify his Paduan doctorate.
  2. To adopt, accept, or include as part of one's own culture.
    • 2000, “Indian journal of Secularism”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name), volume 5, page 12:
      (We 'nostrify' a certain opinion, accept it etc.) This means that the identity of the subject becomes enlarged.
    • 2003, Berndt Ostendorf, “Eating New Orleans Style”, in Christa Grewe-Volpp, Werner Reinhart, editors, Erlesenes Essen, page 99:
      New Orleans palates nostrify incoming cuisines thanks to a pervasive eating will bred into generations of enthusiastic eaters.
    • 2007, Benjamin Schliesser, Abraham's Faith in Romans 4, footnote 164, page 413:
      Paul shows the Christian believers their place in the divine faith-righteousness, but does not "nostrify" Abraham in Christian terms.

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