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[kris-chuh-nahyz] /ˈkrɪs tʃəˌnaɪz/

verb (used with object), Christianized, Christianizing.
to make .
to imbue with Christian principles.
verb (transitive)
to make Christian or convert to Christianity
to imbue with Christian principles, spirit, or outlook

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


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