Christianize

[kris-chuh-nahyz]
Also especially British, Chris·tian·ise.

Origin of Christianize

First recorded in 1585–95; Christian + -ize
Related formsChris·tian·i·za·tion, nounChris·tian·iz·er, nounde-Chris·tian·ize, verb, de-Chris·tian·ized, de-Chris·tian·iz·ing.
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Christianize

Christianise

verb (tr)
  1. to make Christian or convert to Christianity
  2. to imbue with Christian principles, spirit, or outlook
Derived FormsChristianization or Christianisation, nounChristianizer or Christianiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for christianise

christianize

v.

1590s, from Christian + -ize. Originally intransitive as well as transitive. Related: Christianized; christianizing; christianization.

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