Definitions

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  • v. To render heathen; to convert to heathenism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To render heathen or heathenish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To render heathen or heathenish. Also spelled heathenise.

Etymologies

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heathen +‎ -ize

Examples

  • What made Daniel steadfast amidst all the efforts to heathenize him during his captivity in Babylon?

    The Christian Home

  • It is there an act of the Babylonish king to heathenize the child.

    The Christian Home

  • Christian family of its mission as a nursery for the soul; wrest from the parents their high prerogative as stewards of God; and you heathenize home, yea, you brutalize it!

    The Christian Home

  • These four millions of people, must now be educated and christianized -- for you must know that the barbarism of slavery possessed a tendency to heathenize and blot out all signs of manly integrity and Christian virtues, and who better than the A.M. E. Church, can perform this labor?

    An Apology for African Methodism

  • Acts xv. 1, and Galatians, passim; these do not judaize, but heathenize, seeking to throw off every yoke, to rid themselves not of the ceremonial law only, but also of the moral; and to break down every distinction separating the Church from a world lying in the wicked one.

    Epistles to the Seven Churches in Asia.

  • As human slavery is a practice entirely of heathen origin, it was to be expected that when it was adopted among Christians from the heathen, it would in a material respect be supported by the same means, appear the same thing both in practice and name, and so far as its influence extended heathenize those Christians that adopted it.

    A condensed anti-slavery Bible argument, by

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