[ hee-th uh-nahyz ]
/ ˈhi ðəˌnaɪz /
verb (used with object), hea·then·ized, hea·then·iz·ing.
to make heathen.
verb (used without object), hea·then·ized, hea·then·iz·ing.
to become heathen.
This American Children’s Rhyme Isn’t So American After All . . .Remember eeny, meeny, miney, moe? A group of kids get together to play a game of Tag. Or, maybe they’re in the middle of a kickball game and the ball’s flown over into nasty Mr. Hunchguts’ yard. In both scenarios, who is it? Which of the rosy-faced children will be designated the chaser in Tag, or the (gulp) fetcher of the kickball from haunted Hunchguts’ …
Also especially British, hea·then·ise.
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Examples from the Web for heathenize
Instead of your Christianizing them, they will heathenize you.Around The Tea-Table|T. De Witt Talmage
British Dictionary definitions for heathenize
/ (ˈhiːðəˌnaɪz) /
to render or become heathen, or bring or come under heathen influence
(intr) to engage in heathen practices
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