Christianize [kris-chuh-nahyz] ExamplesWord Origin verb (used with object), Chris·tian·ized, Chris·tian·iz·ing.
- to make .
- to imbue with Christian principles.
Also especially British, Chris·tian·ise. Origin of Christianize First recorded in 1585–95;+ Related formsChris·tian·i·za·tion, nounChris·tian·iz·er, nounde-Chris·tian·ize, verb, de-Chris·tian·ized, de-Chris·tian·iz·ing. Examples from the Web for christianise Historical Examples of christianise
All the efforts of the padrés to christianise either one or the other had been in vain.
He has a mission, and will fulfil it, and that mission is to Christianise!!
Poor stuff this to educate their children and to civilise and Christianise their parents.
They are making great exertions to christianise the class of workmen, the great majority of whom are not even nominally believers.
T. W. (Thomas William) Allies
This attempt of the Romans to christianise Northumbria was, however, of short duration.
J. E. Bygate
British Dictionary definitions for christianise Christianize Christianise verb (tr)
- to make Christian or convert to Christianity
- to imbue with Christian principles, spirit, or outlook
Derived FormsChristianization or Christianisation, nounChristianizer or Christianiser, noun Word Origin and History for christianise christianize v.
1590s, from+ . Originally intransitive as well as transitive. Related: Christianized; christianizing; christianization.