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[joo-dee-ahyz, -dey-, -duh-]
verb (used without object), Ju·da·ized, Ju·da·iz·ing.
  1. to conform to the spirit, character, principles, or practices of Judaism.
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verb (used with object), Ju·da·ized, Ju·da·iz·ing.
  1. to bring into conformity with Judaism.
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Also especially British, Ju·da·ise.

Origin of Judaize

1575–85; < Late Latin jūdaizāre < Greek ioudaízein, equivalent to Ioudaî(os) Jew + -izein -ize
Related formsJu·da·i·za·tion, nounJu·da·iz·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for judaize

Historical Examples

  • That usurers should have orange-tawney bonnets, because they do Judaize.


    Calvin Elliott

  • The way will then be open to "compel the Gentiles to Judaize."

  • Desires their prayers, and to be united, but not to Judaize.

  • That usurers should have orange-tawny bonnets, because they do judaize.


    Francis Bacon

  • For this is exactly to Judaize the Christian and the church by making them simply follow and inherit from Israel.

    The Prophet Ezekiel

    Arno C. Gaebelein

British Dictionary definitions for judaize



  1. to conform or bring into conformity with Judaism
  2. (tr) to convert to Judaism
  3. (tr) to imbue with Jewish principles
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Derived FormsJudaization or Judaisation, nounJudaizer or Judaiser, noun
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