Definition of Arabicize in English:


(also Arabicise)


  • See Arabic

    • ‘Some Maghreb writers lack fluency in Arabic, while others Arabicize French in their writings, creating a Maghrebian French word order resembling Arabic syntax.’
    • ‘This influx appears to have been made easy by the Christians who lived in Moorish territories: they were known as mozárabes, from Arabic musta'rib, Arabicized.’
    • ‘Moors reacted to this change by increasing pressure to Arabicize many aspects of Mauritanian life, such as law and language.’