- to make a martyr of: The ancient Romans martyrized many Christians.
- to torment.
Also especially British, mar·tyr·ise.
Origin of martyrize
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Examples from the Web for martyrize
Must such people come to the Sea to martyrize the sick and to vulgarize the majesty of the Sea, that wild and true grandeur?The Sea
As to you, my brave companion—(Mylio stops; his foot has struck the iron pincers that served to martyrize Karvel the Perfect).The Iron Pincers
They cut off their limbs and antennæ and often martyrize them to death with a rabidness that sadly resembles human sentiments!The Sexual Question