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paganize

[ pey-guh-nahyz ]

verb (used with object)

, pa·gan·ized, pa·gan·iz·ing.
  1. to make pagan.


verb (used without object)

, pa·gan·ized, pa·gan·iz·ing.
  1. to become pagan.

paganize

/ ˈpeɪɡəˌnaɪz /

verb

  1. to become pagan, render pagan, or convert to paganism


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Derived Forms

  • ˈpaganˌizer, noun
  • ˌpaganiˈzation, noun
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Other Words From

  • pagan·i·zation noun
  • un·pagan·ize verb (used with object) unpaganized unpaganizing
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Word History and Origins

Origin of paganize1

First recorded in 1605–15; pagan + -ize
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Example Sentences

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

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

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

He would paganize, Latinize and Mediterraneanize the genius of Europe.

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