Definition of Arabize in English:

Arabize

verb

[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective Arabized
  • Give (someone or something) an Arab or Arabic character.

    ‘an Arabized script’
    • ‘Some claim that the term ‘Divan’ is an Arabized Persian word while AI-Kalkashandy argued that it is an Arabic word.’
    • ‘If the government insisted on a unitary state that would Islamize and Arabize the entire country, the south would demand independence.’
    • ‘Most Arabs in that area had been settled there in an attempt to Arabize the north.’
    • ‘With their political dominance, the northerners have attempted to Arabize the country and to promote Arabic, at the expense of French, in the educational system.’
    • ‘Other parts of the country are also being Arabised, they say, but not to the same degree.’
    • ‘The pressure to Arabize was resisted by Berber population groups, such as the Kabyles, the Chaouia, the Tuareg, and the Mzabt.’
    • ‘They thrived as a community of fully Arabised Jews who were productive citizens of the Cordoban caliphate.’
    • ‘‘Arabizing the Internet: IT technology, a future market for growth, ’.’
    • ‘For the most part, however, the inhabitants of Palestine became Arabized, converting to Islam and speaking Arabic.’
    • ‘In its street forms, rai operates in France to keep a community of former North African residents connected; in Algeria it operated for a time as a Berber nationalist medium against the Islamicizing, Arabizing currents.’
    • ‘For decades, the Party actively tried to Arabize much of the country.’
    • ‘The Arab invasion in the 7th century brought with it many Arab soldiers who settled there and who slowly Arabized the country and converted most of its inhabitants to Islam.’

Pronunciation

Arabize

/ˈerəˌbīz//ˈɛrəˌbaɪz/