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Christianize

[ 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 .

Origin of Christianize

First recorded in 1585–95; Christian + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM Christianize

Chris·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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How to use Christianize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Christianize

Christianize

Christianise

/ (ˈkrɪstʃəˌnaɪz) /

verb (tr)
to make Christian or convert to Christianity
to imbue with Christian principles, spirit, or outlook

Derived forms of Christianize

Christianization or Christianisation, nounChristianizer or Christianiser, noun
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