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I'm not entirely clear how you would describe a verb that fulfils this function. I'm looking for a word equivalent to "gallicise", "americanise" or "hellenise", but for Spain equivalent. Is there such a word? What morpheme would you use for Spain?

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.....conquistar –  Edwin Ashworth Dec 6 '13 at 21:58
    
Not a Spanish verb, an English verb.... –  Leo King Dec 6 '13 at 22:49
    
.....perdoname! –  Edwin Ashworth Dec 6 '13 at 23:18
    
You're not helping! :P –  Leo King Dec 6 '13 at 23:31
    
The Spanish are looking to make Gibraltar Spanish. I don't think 'Hispanicise' works here. –  Edwin Ashworth Dec 7 '13 at 14:25

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The word is Hispanicize (or ise, for british spelling) http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Hispanicize

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+1 and accepted, just what I was looking for :). –  Leo King Dec 6 '13 at 22:44

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