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Sabbatize

[sab-uh-tahyz](often lowercase)
verb (used without object), Sab·ba·tized, Sab·ba·tiz·ing.
  1. to keep the Sabbath.
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verb (used with object), Sab·ba·tized, Sab·ba·tiz·ing.
  1. to keep as the Sabbath.
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Also especially British, Sab·ba·tise.

Origin of Sabbatize

1350–1400; Middle English sabbatisen < Late Latin sabbatizāre < Greek sabbatízein, equivalent to sábbat(on) Sabbath + -izein -ize
Related formsSab·ba·ti·za·tion, noun
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Historical Examples of sabbatize

  • If they had met together to sabbatize, he, certainly, would have been with them.

    Tracts on the Sabbath

    Various

  • To sabbatize is to rest from our own secular labors, and keep a season holy to God.