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spir·i·tu·al·ize

 (spĭr′ĭ-cho͞o-ə-līz′)
tr.v. spir·i·tu·al·ized, spir·i·tu·al·iz·ing, spir·i·tu·al·iz·es
1. To impart a spiritual nature to.
2. To invest with or treat as having a spiritual sense or meaning.

spir′i·tu·al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
spir′i·tu·al·iz′er n.

spiritualize

(ˈspɪrɪtjʊəˌlaɪz) or

spiritualise

vb
(Ecclesiastical Terms) (tr) to make spiritual or infuse with spiritual content
ˌspiritualiˈzation, ˌspiritualiˈsation n
ˈspiritualˌizer, ˈspiritualˌiser n

spir•it•u•al•ize

(ˈspɪr ɪ tʃu əˌlaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to make spiritual.
2. to invest with a spiritual meaning.
[1625–35]
spir`it•u•al•i•za′tion, n.
spir′i•tu•al•iz`er, n.

spiritualize


Past participle: spiritualized
Gerund: spiritualizing

Imperative
spiritualize
spiritualize
Present
I spiritualize
you spiritualize
he/she/it spiritualizes
we spiritualize
you spiritualize
they spiritualize
Preterite
I spiritualized
you spiritualized
he/she/it spiritualized
we spiritualized
you spiritualized
they spiritualized
Present Continuous
I am spiritualizing
you are spiritualizing
he/she/it is spiritualizing
we are spiritualizing
you are spiritualizing
they are spiritualizing
Present Perfect
I have spiritualized
you have spiritualized
he/she/it has spiritualized
we have spiritualized
you have spiritualized
they have spiritualized
Past Continuous
I was spiritualizing
you were spiritualizing
he/she/it was spiritualizing
we were spiritualizing
you were spiritualizing
they were spiritualizing
Past Perfect
I had spiritualized
you had spiritualized
he/she/it had spiritualized
we had spiritualized
you had spiritualized
they had spiritualized
Future
I will spiritualize
you will spiritualize
he/she/it will spiritualize
we will spiritualize
you will spiritualize
they will spiritualize
Future Perfect
I will have spiritualized
you will have spiritualized
he/she/it will have spiritualized
we will have spiritualized
you will have spiritualized
they will have spiritualized
Future Continuous
I will be spiritualizing
you will be spiritualizing
he/she/it will be spiritualizing
we will be spiritualizing
you will be spiritualizing
they will be spiritualizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spiritualizing
you have been spiritualizing
he/she/it has been spiritualizing
we have been spiritualizing
you have been spiritualizing
they have been spiritualizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spiritualizing
you will have been spiritualizing
he/she/it will have been spiritualizing
we will have been spiritualizing
you will have been spiritualizing
they will have been spiritualizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spiritualizing
you had been spiritualizing
he/she/it had been spiritualizing
we had been spiritualizing
you had been spiritualizing
they had been spiritualizing
Conditional
I would spiritualize
you would spiritualize
he/she/it would spiritualize
we would spiritualize
you would spiritualize
they would spiritualize
Past Conditional
I would have spiritualized
you would have spiritualized
he/she/it would have spiritualized
we would have spiritualized
you would have spiritualized
they would have spiritualized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.spiritualize - give a spiritual meaning to; read in a spiritual sense
construe, interpret, see - make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"
literalise, literalize - make literal; "literalize metaphors"
2.spiritualize - elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfigurationspiritualize - elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
3.spiritualize - purify from the corrupting influences of the world; "During his stay at the ashram he was spiritualized"
purify, sanctify, purge - make pure or free from sin or guilt; "he left the monastery purified"
References in classic literature ?
It is this gradual humanising of the divine female that brings about the spiritualising of the unregenerate male.
Spiritualising our thinking isn't an annual event - but a daily demand, and it means we don't have to wait till the calendar tells us we can experience the power and hope of the Easter message.