Definition of Arabize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈerəˌbīz/


[with object] (usually as adjective Arabized)
Give (someone or something) an Arab or Arabic character: an Arabized script
More example sentences
  • The Arab invasion in the 7th century brought with it many Arab soldiers who settled there and who slowly Arabized the country and converted most of its inhabitants to Islam.
  • In its street forms, rai operates in France to keep a community of former North African residents connected; in Algeria it operated for a time as a Berber nationalist medium against the Islamicizing, Arabizing currents.
  • Most Arabs in that area had been settled there in an attempt to Arabize the north.



Pronunciation: /ˌerəˌbīˈzāSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • It also raises the question of the status of Arabic: Arabization is advocated by the authors of the Report, but without exposing its difficulties nor its benefits.
  • The revivification of Palestinian identity has become a part of Palestinian Christian consciousness: ‘The Arabization of the Christian churches, which began with their leaders, has spread to include theology and education.’
  • Laws in the 1990s required the Arabization of secondary school and higher education, and made Arabic the only legal language in government and politics.

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Syllabification: Ar·ab·ize

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