Pronunciation: (gru-mat'i-ku-līz"),[key] —v.t.,-ized, -iz•ing.Ling. 1. to convert (a content word or part of one) into a functor, as in using OE līc, "body,' as a suffix in adjectives and adverbs, such as OE frēondlīc, "friendly.'
2. to represent (semantic features) by grammatical categories, as plurality in English or gender in French. Also,esp. Brit.,gra•mat'i•cal•ise".