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Chris·tian·ize

 (krĭs′chə-nīz′)
tr.v. Chris·tian·ized, chris·tian·iz·ing, Chris·tian·iz·es
1. To take over or adapt in the name of Christianity: pagan monuments Christianized by early missionaries.
2. To convert to Christianity.

Chris′tian·i·za′tion (-chə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
Chris′tian·iz′er n.

Christianize

(ˈkrɪstʃəˌnaɪz) or

Christianise

vb (tr)
1. (Theology) to make Christian or convert to Christianity
2. (Theology) to imbue with Christian principles, spirit, or outlook
ˌChristianiˈzation, ˌChristianiˈsation n
ˈChristianˌizer, ˈChristianˌiser n

Chris•tian•ize

(ˈkrɪs tʃəˌnaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to make Christian.
2. to imbue with Christian principles.
[1585–95]
Chris`tian•i•za′tion, n.
Chris′tian•iz`er, n.

Christianize


Past participle: Christianized
Gerund: Christianizing

Imperative
Christianize
Christianize
Present
I Christianize
you Christianize
he/she/it Christianizes
we Christianize
you Christianize
they Christianize
Preterite
I Christianized
you Christianized
he/she/it Christianized
we Christianized
you Christianized
they Christianized
Present Continuous
I am Christianizing
you are Christianizing
he/she/it is Christianizing
we are Christianizing
you are Christianizing
they are Christianizing
Present Perfect
I have Christianized
you have Christianized
he/she/it has Christianized
we have Christianized
you have Christianized
they have Christianized
Past Continuous
I was Christianizing
you were Christianizing
he/she/it was Christianizing
we were Christianizing
you were Christianizing
they were Christianizing
Past Perfect
I had Christianized
you had Christianized
he/she/it had Christianized
we had Christianized
you had Christianized
they had Christianized
Future
I will Christianize
you will Christianize
he/she/it will Christianize
we will Christianize
you will Christianize
they will Christianize
Future Perfect
I will have Christianized
you will have Christianized
he/she/it will have Christianized
we will have Christianized
you will have Christianized
they will have Christianized
Future Continuous
I will be Christianizing
you will be Christianizing
he/she/it will be Christianizing
we will be Christianizing
you will be Christianizing
they will be Christianizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been Christianizing
you have been Christianizing
he/she/it has been Christianizing
we have been Christianizing
you have been Christianizing
they have been Christianizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been Christianizing
you will have been Christianizing
he/she/it will have been Christianizing
we will have been Christianizing
you will have been Christianizing
they will have been Christianizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been Christianizing
you had been Christianizing
he/she/it had been Christianizing
we had been Christianizing
you had been Christianizing
they had been Christianizing
Conditional
I would Christianize
you would Christianize
he/she/it would Christianize
we would Christianize
you would Christianize
they would Christianize
Past Conditional
I would have Christianized
you would have Christianized
he/she/it would have Christianized
we would have Christianized
you would have Christianized
they would have Christianized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.Christianize - adapt in the name of Christianity; "some people want to Christianize ancient pagan sites"
adapt, accommodate - make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"
2.Christianize - convert to Christianity; "missionaries have tried to Christianize native people all over the world"
convert - cause to adopt a new or different faith; "The missionaries converted the Indian population"
Translations
kristijaniziratipokrstiti

Christianize

[ˈkrɪstɪənaɪz] VTcristianizar

Christianize

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