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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 ?
This process, for aught we know, may belong to the great system of human progress, which, with every ascending footstep, as it diminishes the necessity for animal force, may be destined gradually to spiritualize us, by refining away our grosser attributes of body.
To spiritualize one's age--that is something worth doing.
This is the picture you see spread far below you, with distance to soften it, the sun to glorify it, strong contrasts to heighten the effects, and over it and about it a drowsing air of repose to spiritualize it and make it seem rather a beautiful estray from the mysterious worlds we visit in dreams than a substantial tenant of our coarse, dull globe.
There is positively in all the range of human sentiments no joy and no sorrow that woman cannot understand, elevate, and spiritualize by her interpretation.