to make a martyr of: The ancient Romans martyrized many Christians.
- Also especially British, mar·tyr·ise .
- mar·tyr·i·za·tion, noun
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How to use martyrize in a sentence
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 | Eugne Sue
They cut off their limbs and antennæ and often martyrize them to death with a rabidness that sadly resembles human sentiments!The Sexual Question | August Forel
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 | Jules Michelet