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[hi-span-uh-sahyz] /hɪˈspæn əˌsaɪz/

verb (used with object), Hispanicized, Hispanicizing. (sometimes lowercase)
to make Spanish or Latin American, as in character, custom, or style.
to bring under Spanish or Latin-American domination or influence.
(transitive) to make Spanish, as in custom or culture; bring under Spanish control or influence


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