- to make Christian.
- to imbue with Christian principles.
Also especially British, Chris·tian·ise.
Origin of Christianize
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Examples from the Web for christianise
All the efforts of the padrés to christianise either one or the other had been in vain.The White Chief
He has a mission, and will fulfil it, and that mission is to Christianise!!General Gordon
Poor stuff this to educate their children and to civilise and Christianise their parents.Gipsy Life
They are making great exertions to christianise the class of workmen, the great majority of whom are not even nominally believers.Journal in France in 1845 and 1848 with Letters from Italy in 1847
T. W. (Thomas William) Allies
This attempt of the Romans to christianise Northumbria was, however, of short duration.
- to make Christian or convert to Christianity
- to imbue with Christian principles, spirit, or outlook
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Word Origin and History for christianise
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