Pronunciation: (hi-span'u-sīz"), [key]
—v.t., -cized, -ciz•ing. (sometimes l.c.)
1. to make Spanish or Latin American, as in character, custom, or style.
2. to bring under Spanish or Latin-American domination or influence. Also, esp. Brit.,His•pan'i•cise".
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