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From Ancient Greek Ἑλληνίζω (Hellēnízō, to speak Greek, to make Greek, to become Greek), from Ἕλλην (Héllēn, Greek).

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Hellenize (third-person singular simple present Hellenizes, present participle Hellenizing, simple past and past participle Hellenized)

  1. (intransitive) To use the language and culture of the ancient Greeks, to become Hellenistic.
  2. (transitive) To make or become Greek in character, language, culture, or civilization.

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