or gnos·ti·cize

[ nos-tuh-sahyz ]
/ ˈnɒs təˌsaɪz /

verb (used without object), Gnos·ti·cized, Gnos·ti·ciz·ing.

to adopt or maintain Gnostic views.

verb (used with object), Gnos·ti·cized, Gnos·ti·ciz·ing.

to explain on Gnostic principles; give a Gnostic interpretation of or quality to.
Also especially British, Gnos·ti·cise.

Origin of Gnosticize

First recorded in 1655–65; Gnostic + -ize

Related forms

Gnos·ti·ciz·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for gnosticize



/ (ˈnɒstɪˌsaɪz) /


(intr) to maintain or profess Gnostic views
to put a Gnostic interpretation upon (something)

Derived Forms

Gnosticizer or Gnosticiser, noun
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