Definition of cliticize in English:

cliticize

(British cliticise)

Pronunciation /ˈklidəˌsīz/ /ˈklɪdəˌsaɪz/

transitive verb

[with object]Grammar
  • Attach (an unstressed word) to a preceding or following word as a clitic.

    • ‘the negation is cliticized onto “do” (Don't desert me!)’

Origin

1970s from clitic.