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BASTARDIZE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does bastardize mean? 

BASTARDIZE (verb)
  The verb BASTARDIZE has 2 senses:

1. change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms
2. declare a child to be illegitimate

  Familiarity information: BASTARDIZE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BASTARDIZE (verb)


Sense 1bastardize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

bastardise; bastardize

Hypernyms (to "bastardize" is one way to...):

corrupt; debase; debauch; demoralise; demoralize; deprave; misdirect; pervert; profane; subvert; vitiate (corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2bastardize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Declare a child to be illegitimate

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

bastardise; bastardize

Hypernyms (to "bastardize" is one way to...):

adjudge; declare; hold (declare to be)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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