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sec·u·lar·ize

 (sĕk′yə-lə-rīz′)
tr.v. sec·u·lar·ized, sec·u·lar·iz·ing, sec·u·lar·iz·es
1. To transfer from ecclesiastical or religious to civil or lay use or ownership: "The ... government ... had secularized the charitable institutions of the Church" (David I. Kertzer).
2. To draw away from religious orientation; make worldly: a society that has become secularized.
3. To lift the monastic restrictions from (a member of the clergy).

sec′u·lar·i·za′tion (-lər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.

secularize

(ˈsɛkjʊləˌraɪz) or

secularise

vb (tr)
1. to change from religious or sacred to secular functions, etc
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) to dispense from allegiance to a religious order
3. (Law) law to transfer (property) from ecclesiastical to civil possession or use
4. (Law) English legal history to transfer (an offender) from the jurisdiction of the ecclesiastical courts to that of the civil courts for the imposition of a more severe punishment
ˌseculariˈzation, ˌseculariˈsation n
ˈsecularˌizer, ˈsecularˌiser n

sec•u•lar•ize

(ˈsɛk yə ləˌraɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to make secular; separate from religious connection or influences; make worldly.
2. to change (clergy) from regular to secular.
3. to transfer (property) from ecclesiastical to civil possession or use.
sec`u•lar•i•za′tion, n.

secularize


Past participle: secularized
Gerund: secularizing

Imperative
secularize
secularize
Present
I secularize
you secularize
he/she/it secularizes
we secularize
you secularize
they secularize
Preterite
I secularized
you secularized
he/she/it secularized
we secularized
you secularized
they secularized
Present Continuous
I am secularizing
you are secularizing
he/she/it is secularizing
we are secularizing
you are secularizing
they are secularizing
Present Perfect
I have secularized
you have secularized
he/she/it has secularized
we have secularized
you have secularized
they have secularized
Past Continuous
I was secularizing
you were secularizing
he/she/it was secularizing
we were secularizing
you were secularizing
they were secularizing
Past Perfect
I had secularized
you had secularized
he/she/it had secularized
we had secularized
you had secularized
they had secularized
Future
I will secularize
you will secularize
he/she/it will secularize
we will secularize
you will secularize
they will secularize
Future Perfect
I will have secularized
you will have secularized
he/she/it will have secularized
we will have secularized
you will have secularized
they will have secularized
Future Continuous
I will be secularizing
you will be secularizing
he/she/it will be secularizing
we will be secularizing
you will be secularizing
they will be secularizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been secularizing
you have been secularizing
he/she/it has been secularizing
we have been secularizing
you have been secularizing
they have been secularizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been secularizing
you will have been secularizing
he/she/it will have been secularizing
we will have been secularizing
you will have been secularizing
they will have been secularizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been secularizing
you had been secularizing
he/she/it had been secularizing
we had been secularizing
you had been secularizing
they had been secularizing
Conditional
I would secularize
you would secularize
he/she/it would secularize
we would secularize
you would secularize
they would secularize
Past Conditional
I would have secularized
you would have secularized
he/she/it would have secularized
we would have secularized
you would have secularized
they would have secularized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.secularize - make secular and draw away from a religious orientation; "Ataturk secularized Turkey"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
2.secularize - transfer from ecclesiastical to civil possession, use, or control
transfer - cause to change ownership; "I transferred my stock holdings to my children"
Translations

secularize

[ˈsekjʊləraɪz] VTsecularizar

secularize

secularize

[ˈsɛkjʊləˌraɪz] vtsecolarizzare
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