Feminize - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfemənaɪz|  American pronunciation of the word feminize
Brit.  |ˈfɛmɪnʌɪz|  British pronunciation of the word feminize

verb

- assume (more) feminine characteristics(syn: feminise)

feminized language
feminized frogs

- to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to(syn: effeminise, effeminize, feminise, womanize)

This hairdo feminizes the man

Examples

women who resist cultural attempts to feminize them

This hairdo feminizes the man

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: feminize
he/she/it: feminizes
present participle: feminizing
past tense: feminized
past participle: feminized
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