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or gnos·ti·cize

verb (used without object), Gnos·ti·cized, Gnos·ti·ciz·ing.
  1. to adopt or maintain Gnostic views.
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verb (used with object), Gnos·ti·cized, Gnos·ti·ciz·ing.
  1. to explain on Gnostic principles; give a Gnostic interpretation of or quality to.
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Also especially British, Gnos·ti·cise.

Origin of Gnosticize

First recorded in 1655–65; Gnostic + -ize
Related formsGnos·ti·ciz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gnosticize



  1. (intr) to maintain or profess Gnostic views
  2. to put a Gnostic interpretation upon (something)
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Derived FormsGnosticizer or Gnosticiser, noun
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