Definition of cliticize in English:

cliticize

(British cliticise)

verb

[with object]Grammar
  • Attach (an unstressed word) to a preceding or following word as a clitic.

    ‘the negation is cliticized on to 'do' (Don't desert me!)’

Origin

1970s: from clitic.

Pronunciation

cliticize

/ˈklɪtɪsʌɪz/