Definition of respectabilize in English:

respectabilize

verb

(also respectabilise)
  • To make respectable.

Pronunciation

respectabilize

/rɪˈspɛktəb(ə)lʌɪz/ /rɪˈspɛktəbəlʌɪz/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Blackwood's Magazine. From respectable + -ize.