[ kris-chuh-nahyz ]
/ ˈkrɪs tʃəˌnaɪz /
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verb (used with object), Chris·tian·ized, Chris·tian·iz·ing.
to make Christian.
to imbue with Christian principles.
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Also especially British, Chris·tian·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM ChristianizeChris·tian·i·za·tion, nounChris·tian·iz·er, nounde-Chris·tian·ize, verb, de-Chris·tian·ized, de-Chris·tian·iz·ing.
Words nearby Christianize
Christiania, Christianism, Christianity, Christian IV, Christian IX, Christianize, Christianlike, Christianly, Christian name, Christian Reformed, Christiansand
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How to use Christianize in a sentence
This could be the tip of the spear in a larger battle to Christianize Jewish culture.Sarah Palin Is Here to Save Christmas, Thank God|Candida Moss|November 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Wilson believed that to "Christianize the world" required the radical expansion of government power.Why Liberals Kill|Thaddeus Russell|October 17, 2009|DAILY BEAST
If the most effectual method of degrading woman be to barbarize man, the certain means of dignifying her is to christianize him.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II|Francis Augustus Cox
But our object in the country is to civilize and Christianize the Indian tribes among whom we are located.Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XXX|Joel Palmer
It was even justified upon the ground that it tended to Christianize the negro.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 9 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
History furnishes us with abundant and specific evidence of his capacity to civilize and Christianize.History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1|George W. Williams
But those missionaries you spoke of, don't you think they will civilize, if not Christianize them?The Kentuckian in New-York, Volume I (of 2)|William Alexander Caruthers
British Dictionary definitions for Christianize
/ (ˈkrɪstʃəˌnaɪz) /
to make Christian or convert to Christianity
to imbue with Christian principles, spirit, or outlook
Derived forms of ChristianizeChristianization or Christianisation, nounChristianizer or Christianiser, noun
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