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Christianize

[kris-chuh-nahyz] /ˈkrɪs tʃəˌnaɪz/
verb (used with object), Christianized, Christianizing.
1.
to make Christian.
2.
to imbue with Christian principles.
Also, especially British, Christianise.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; Christian + -ize
Related forms
Christianization, noun
Christianizer, noun
de-Christianize, verb, de-Christianized, de-Christianizing.
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British Dictionary definitions for christianizer

Christianize

/ˈkrɪstʃəˌnaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to make Christian or convert to Christianity
2.
to imbue with Christian principles, spirit, or outlook
Derived Forms
Christianization, Christianisation, noun
Christianizer, Christianiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for christianizer

christianize

v.

1590s, from Christian + -ize. Originally intransitive as well as transitive. Related: Christianized; christianizing; christianization.

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