Definition of centonize in English:

centonize

Pronunciation /ˈsɛntənʌɪz/

verb

(also centonise)
  • To compile or compose (a text, piece of music, etc.) in the form of a cento; to incorporate (an author's writings) into a cento.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Danneley (bap. 1785, d. ?1836), writer on music. In some forms from classical Latin centōn-, cento cento + -ize.