WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
Po•lo•nize  (pōlə nīz′),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -nized, -niz•ing. 
  1. to make Polish;
    cause or force to take on ways, customs, viewpoints, etc., that are characteristically Polish.
  2. to alter (a word or phrase) so that it becomes Polish in form or character.
Also,[esp. Brit.,] Polo•nise′.  Po′lo•ni•zation, n. 
  • Medieval Latin Polon(ia) Poland + -ize
  • 1885–90


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