Pronunciation: (dē-krē'u-līz"), [key]
—v.t., -lized, -liz•ing. Ling.
to modify (a creole language) in the direction of a standard form of the language on which most of the vocabulary of the creole is based. Also, esp. Brit.,de•cre'o•lise".
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