martyrise

martyrize

[mahr-tuh-rahyz]
verb (used with object), martyrized, martyrizing.
1.
to make a martyr of: The ancient Romans martyrized many Christians.
2.
to torment.
Also, especially British, martyrise.


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English martirizen < Medieval Latin martyrizāre. See martyr, -ize

martyrization, noun
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martyrise

verb
torture and torment like a martyr [syn: martyr
martyrize

verb
torture and torment like a martyr [syn: martyr
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