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?

  • .....conquistar Dec 6, 2013 at 21:58
  • Not a Spanish verb, an English verb....
    – Lou
    Dec 6, 2013 at 22:49
  • .....perdoname! Dec 6, 2013 at 23:18
  • You're not helping! :P
    – Lou
    Dec 6, 2013 at 23:31
  • The Spanish are looking to make Gibraltar Spanish. I don't think 'Hispanicise' works here. Dec 7, 2013 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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