Definition of Hellenize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɛlɪnʌɪz/
(also Hellenise)


[with object] (often as adjective Hellenized)
Make Greek or Hellenistic in form or character: the Ptolemies, the Hellenized rulers of Egypt, embellished the myth
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  • 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.



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.


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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