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verb (used with object), pa·gan·ized, pa·gan·iz·ing.
  1. to make pagan.
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verb (used without object), pa·gan·ized, pa·gan·iz·ing.
  1. to become pagan.
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Origin of paganize

First recorded in 1605–15; pagan + -ize
Related formspa·gan·i·za·tion, nounun·pa·gan·ize, verb (used with object), un·pa·gan·ized, un·pa·gan·iz·ing.
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Historical Examples

  • Unfortunately, the knowledge of letters in Italy tended to paganize its adherents.

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  • These Gnostic heresies, which threatened to paganize the Christian Church, were condemned in no measured terms by the fathers.

  • Paul, setting out on his journeys with the great idea of converting heathens, was obliged to paganize the Gospel.

British Dictionary definitions for paganize



  1. to become pagan, render pagan, or convert to paganism
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Derived Formspaganization or paganisation, nounpaganizer or paganiser, noun
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