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[sab-uh-tahyz] /ˈsæb əˌtaɪz/ (often lowercase)
verb (used without object), Sabbatized, Sabbatizing.
to keep the Sabbath.
verb (used with object), Sabbatized, Sabbatizing.
to keep as the Sabbath.
Also, especially British, Sabbatise.
Origin of Sabbatize
1350-1400; Middle English sabbatisen < Late Latin sabbatizāre < Greek sabbatízein, equivalent to sábbat(on) Sabbath + -izein -ize
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Sabbatization, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • If they had met together to Sabbatize, he, certainly, would have been with them.

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

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