Pronunciation: (pō'lu-nīz"), [key]
—v.t., -nized, -niz•ing.
1. to make Polish; cause or force to take on ways, customs, viewpoints, etc., that are characteristically Polish.
2. to alter (a word or phrase) so that it becomes Polish in form or character. Also, esp. Brit.,Po'lo•nise".
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