Share this entry

Share this page

endenizen

Line breaks: en|deni¦zen
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdɛnɪz(ə)n
 
, ɛn-
 
/

Definition of endenizen in English:

verb

[with object]
Make (a foreigner) a citizen of a particular place; naturalize.
Example sentences
  • No author, excepting Pope, has done so much to endenizen the eminent poets of antiquity.
  • I shall get them either naturalized or endenizened by the Queen.
  • Only a dozen or so Jewish residents of New York ever managed to become endenizened in England.

Origin

late16th century: from en-1 + denizen.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day verbose
Pronunciation: vərˈbōs
adjective
using more words than are needed…