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 – Edwin Ashworth Dec 6 '13 at 21:58
  • Not a Spanish verb, an English verb.... – Lou Dec 6 '13 at 22:49
  • .....perdoname! – Edwin Ashworth Dec 6 '13 at 23:18
  • You're not helping! :P – Lou 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

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

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