Pronunciation: (rō'mu-nīz"), [key]
—v., -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to make Roman Catholic.
2. (often l.c.) to make Roman in character.
3. (often l.c.) to render in the Latin alphabet, esp. a language traditionally written in a different system, as Chinese or Japanese.
1. to conform to Roman Catholic doctrine and practices; to become Roman Catholic.
2. (often l.c.) to follow Roman practices. Also, esp. Brit.,Ro'man•ise".
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