Definition of francize in English:


Line breaks: fran|cize
Pronunciation: /ˈfransʌɪz
(also francise)


[with object] Canadian
(In Quebec) cause (a person or business) to adopt French as an official or working language: the government’s firm intention of francizing business as soon as possible [no object]: he boasted how thoroughly his company had francized



More example sentences
  • The Revolution and Empire everywhere had a profound impact on collective identity, on the francisation or ‘Frenchification’ of the citizens of a new society.
  • The francization of Quebec basically created two markets, where Montreal found itself increasingly at a disadvantage for serving the larger English market, compared to Toronto.
  • In the francisation group the children are always encouraged to express themselves in French.

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