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ca·thol·i·cize

 (kə-thŏl′ĭ-sīz′)
tr. & intr.v. ca·thol·i·cized, ca·thol·i·ciz·ing, ca·thol·i·ciz·es
1. To make or become catholic.
2. To convert or be converted to Catholicism.

catholicize

(kəˈθɒlɪˌsaɪz) or

catholicise

vb
to make or become catholic
caˌtholiciˈzation, caˌtholiciˈsation n

Catholicize

(kəˈθɒlɪˌsaɪz) or

Catholicise

vb
(Roman Catholic Church) to convert to or become converted to Catholicism
Caˌtholiciˈzation, Caˌtholiciˈsation n

ca•thol•i•cize

(kəˈθɒl əˌsaɪz)
v.t. -cized, -ciz•ing.
to make catholic.
[1625–35]

catholicize


Past participle: catholicized
Gerund: catholicizing

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
I catholicized
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Present Continuous
I am catholicizing
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he/she/it is catholicizing
we are catholicizing
you are catholicizing
they are catholicizing
Present Perfect
I have catholicized
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Past Continuous
I was catholicizing
you were catholicizing
he/she/it was catholicizing
we were catholicizing
you were catholicizing
they were catholicizing
Past Perfect
I had catholicized
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we had catholicized
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Future
I will catholicize
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Future Perfect
I will have catholicized
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he/she/it will have catholicized
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you will have catholicized
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Future Continuous
I will be catholicizing
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he/she/it will be catholicizing
we will be catholicizing
you will be catholicizing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been catholicizing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been catholicizing
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he/she/it will have been catholicizing
we will have been catholicizing
you will have been catholicizing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been catholicizing
you had been catholicizing
he/she/it had been catholicizing
we had been catholicizing
you had been catholicizing
they had been catholicizing
Conditional
I would catholicize
you would catholicize
he/she/it would catholicize
we would catholicize
you would catholicize
they would catholicize
Past Conditional
I would have catholicized
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we would have catholicized
you would have catholicized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.catholicize - cause to adopt Catholicism
convert - cause to adopt a new or different faith; "The missionaries converted the Indian population"
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