- 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 christianize
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
November 13, 2013
Wilson believed that to "Christianize the world" required the radical expansion of government power.Why Liberals Kill
October 17, 2009
He was not seeking to christianize the natives; that was a plausible subterfuge.Aztec Land
Maturin M. Ballou
Christianize Rome, and you impart the very principle of endurance, of immortality.Aurelian
To socialize and Christianize half the people of the world is the task of centuries.Society
Henry Kalloch Rowe
Was it possible to teach them right and wrong, to Christianize, or even to civilize them?The Story of John G. Paton
Can nothing be done to christianize the ferocious tribes of the Andamans?The Wreck on the Andamans
- to make Christian or convert to Christianity
- to imbue with Christian principles, spirit, or outlook
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Word Origin and History for christianize
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