Romanize [roh-muh-nahyz] ExamplesWord Origin verb (used with object), Ro·man·ized, Ro·man·iz·ing.
- to make .
- (often lowercase) to make in character.
- (often lowercase) to render in the Latin alphabet, especially a language traditionally written in a different system, as Chinese or Japanese.
verb (used without object), Ro·man·ized, Ro·man·iz·ing.
- to conform to Roman Catholic doctrine and practices; to become Roman Catholic.
- (often lowercase) to follow Roman practices.
Also especially British, Ro·man·ise. Origin of Romanize First recorded in 1600–10;+ Related formsRo·man·i·za·tion, nounRo·man·iz·er, noun Examples from the Web for romanised Historical Examples of romanised
This will at once be evident if we examine a few words of romanised Japanese.
Marie C. Stopes
In Pisa and its neighbourhood the author will find a surfeit of Romanised primitives.
Romanised in mien, he wants but the flowing toga and sandalled shoon to shine as a centurion.
George Manville Fenn
Kingdoms that flourished while they were but Romanised, have perished since they became Tridentine.
Jordanes, a Romanised Goth, wrote in the sixth century the history of his people.
Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.
British Dictionary definitions for romanised Romanize Romanise verb
- (tr) to impart a Roman Catholic character to (a ceremony, practice, etc)
- (intr) to be converted to Roman Catholicism
- (tr) to transcribe or transliterate (a language) into the Roman alphabet
- to make Roman in character, allegiance, style, etc
Derived FormsRomanization or Romanisation, noun