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[sab-uh-tahyz](often lowercase)
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verb (used without object), Sab·ba·tized, Sab·ba·tiz·ing.
  1. to keep the Sabbath.
verb (used with object), Sab·ba·tized, Sab·ba·tiz·ing.
  1. to keep as the Sabbath.
Also especially British, Sab·ba·tise.

Origin of Sabbatize

1350–1400; Middle English sabbatisen < Late Latin sabbatizāre < Greek sabbatízein, equivalent to sábbat(on) Sabbath + -izein -ize
Related formsSab·ba·ti·za·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for sabbatize

Historical Examples

  • If they had met together to sabbatize, he, certainly, would have been with them.

    Tracts on the Sabbath


  • To sabbatize is to rest from our own secular labors, and keep a season holy to God.