Christianize [kris-chuh-nahyz] ExamplesWord Origin verb (used with object), Chris·tian·ized, Chris·tian·iz·ing.

  1. to make Christian.
  2. to imbue with Christian principles.

Also especially British, Chris·tian·ise. Origin of Christianize First recorded in 1585–95; Christian + -ize Related formsChris·tian·i·za·tion, nounChris·tian·iz·er, nounde-Chris·tian·ize, verb, de-Chris·tian·ized, de-Chris·tian·iz·ing. Examples from the Web for christianise Historical Examples of christianise

  • All the efforts of the padrés to christianise either one or the other had been in vain.

    The White Chief

    Mayne Reid

  • He has a mission, and will fulfil it, and that mission is to Christianise!!

    General Gordon

    Seton Churchill

  • Poor stuff this to educate their children and to civilise and Christianise their parents.

    Gipsy Life

    George Smith

  • They are making great exertions to christianise the class of workmen, the great majority of whom are not even nominally believers.

    Journal in France in 1845 and 1848 with Letters from Italy in 1847

    T. W. (Thomas William) Allies

  • This attempt of the Romans to christianise Northumbria was, however, of short duration.

    Bell’s Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Durham

    J. E. Bygate

  • British Dictionary definitions for christianise Christianize Christianise verb (tr)

    1. to make Christian or convert to Christianity
    2. to imbue with Christian principles, spirit, or outlook

    Derived FormsChristianization or Christianisation, nounChristianizer or Christianiser, noun Word Origin and History for christianise christianize v.

    1590s, from Christian + -ize. Originally intransitive as well as transitive. Related: Christianized; christianizing; christianization.

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