What does romanize mean?

Definitions for romanize
ˈroʊ məˌnaɪzro·man·ize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Romanize, Romanise, Latinize, Latiniseverb

    write in the Latin alphabet

    "many shops in Japan now carry neon signs with Romanized names"

Wiktionary

  1. romanizeverb

    Bring under the authority or influence of Rome.

  2. romanizeverb

    Make Roman or Roman Catholic in disposition.

  3. romanizeverb

    To put letters or words written in another writing system into the Latin (Roman) alphabet.

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Wikipedia

  1. romanize

    Romanization or romanisation, in linguistics, is the conversion of text from a different writing system to the Roman (Latin) script, or a system for doing so. Methods of romanization include transliteration, for representing written text, and transcription, for representing the spoken word, and combinations of both. Transcription methods can be subdivided into phonemic transcription, which records the phonemes or units of semantic meaning in speech, and more strict phonetic transcription, which records speech sounds with precision.

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  1. romanize

    Romanize refers to the process of transcribing or translifying a language or script into the Latin (Roman) alphabet. This is often done to make a language or words more accessible to those who are not familiar with the original script or writing system. Languages like Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Greek, and Arabic are often romanized to aid in pronunciation, understanding or learning.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Romanizeverb

    to Latinize; to fill with Latin words or idioms

  2. Romanizeverb

    to convert to the Roman Catholic religion

  3. Romanizeverb

    to use Latin words and idioms

  4. Romanizeverb

    to conform to Roman Catholic opinions, customs, or modes of speech

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of romanize in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of romanize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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