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Definition of bastardize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bastardize

 verb
(British English also -ise) verb
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːstədaɪz//
 
, BrE//ˈbæstədaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbæstərdaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bastardize
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːstədaɪz//
 
, BrE//ˈbæstədaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbæstərdaɪz//
 
he / she / it bastardizes
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːstədaɪzɪz//
 
, BrE//ˈbæstədaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbæstərdaɪzɪz//
 
past simple bastardized
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːstədaɪzd//
 
, BrE//ˈbæstədaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbæstərdaɪzd//
 
past participle bastardized
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːstədaɪzd//
 
, BrE//ˈbæstədaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbæstərdaɪzd//
 
-ing form bastardizing
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːstədaɪzɪŋ//
 
, BrE//ˈbæstədaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbæstərdaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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bastardize something (formal) to copy something, but change parts of it so that it is not as good as the original He accused them of bastardizing his music.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bastardize