royalize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

royal +‎ -ize

Verb[edit]

royalize (third-person singular simple present royalizes, present participle royalizing, simple past and past participle royalized)

  1. (transitive) To make royal or royalist.
    • c. 1592, William Shakespeare, Richard III, Act I, Scene 3,[1]
      Ere you were queen, yea, or your husband king,
      I was a pack-horse in his great affairs;
      A weeder-out of his proud adversaries,
      A liberal rewarder of his friends:
      To royalize his blood I spilt mine own.
    • 1660, John Milton, The Ready and Easie Way to Establish a Free Commonwealth, London, p. 80,[2]
      [] nor let the new royaliz’d presbyterians perswade themselves that thir old doings, though now recanted, will be forgotten []