Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To take over or adapt in the name of Christianity: pagan monuments Christianized by early missionaries.
  • transitive v. To convert to Christianity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make Christian.
  • v. To cause to convert to Christianity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To adopt the character or belief of a Christian; to become Christian.
  • transitive v. To make Christian; to convert to Christianity.
  • transitive v. To imbue with or adapt to Christian principles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make Christian; convert to Christianity: as, to Christianize the heathen.
  • To imbue with Christian principles.
  • To follow or profess Christianity; to approach the character of a Christian.
  • Also spelled Christianise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. convert to Christianity
  • v. adapt in the name of Christianity

Etymologies

Christian +‎ -ize (Wiktionary)

Examples

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