Definition of Hellenize in English:

Hellenize

Line breaks: Hel¦len|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛlɪnʌɪz
 
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(also Hellenise)

verb

[with object] (often as adjective Hellenized)
Make Greek or Hellenistic in form or character: the Ptolemies, the Hellenized rulers of Egypt, embellished the myth
More example sentences
  • But if we Hellenise a little, we will see that real equality is not a matter of universal suffrage or the rights of minorities.
  • Cultures once foreign to the Hellenic world now became more Greek-like - they were Hellenized.
  • The vast majority of the peoples conquered by Alexander the Great have willingly allowed themselves to be Hellenized.

Derivatives

Hellenization

noun
More example sentences
  • What the breakdown of Alexander's empire had accomplished was nothing less than the Hellenization of the Mediterranean world.
  • In other words, the Greeks forced their world down the throats of everyone, a process we have identified as Hellenization.
  • The Bronze Age ends with the collapse of palatial Mediterranean societies and their arts, and Aegean peoples sought refuge in Cyprus, thus beginning the Hellenization of the island.

Hellenizer

noun
More example sentences
  • These Jewish Hellenizers saw no point in resisting Greek rule.
  • The Hellenisers and the ancient Greek culture are all gone today; but we still exist - we who stood apart.
  • They were not satisfied with toleration towards the Hellenisers.

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