Definition of Normanize in English:


(also Normanise)


  • See Norman

    • ‘The Conqueror - backed by the pope - purged and Normanized the Church and imposed a systematic pyramid of feudal obligation, from Cornwall to the Tyne.’
    • ‘He and his advisers continued to implement David I's Normanizing policies, despite mounting native opposition led by Fergus of Galloway and Somerled of Argyll.’
    • ‘These anti-democratic sentiments drew little response in the early career of the Normanized South, since they seemed aimed primarily at the Northern ‘rabble.’’