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ro·man·ize / ˈrōməˌnīz/ (also Ro·man·ize) • v. [tr.] 1. hist. bring (something, esp. a region or people) under Roman influence or authority: though not himself a Roman, he was fully Romanized, spoke Latin, and lived in a Roman-style villa. 2. make Roman Catholic in character: he has Romanized the services of his church.3. put (text) into the Roman alphabet or into roman type: Atatürk's decision to romanize the written language.DERIVATIVES: ro·man·i·za·tion / ˌrōmənəˈzāshən/ n.