from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make or become pagan.
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- v. To convert to paganism.
- v. To behave like pagans.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To behave like pagans.
- transitive v. To render pagan or heathenish; to convert to paganism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To render pagan; convert to heathenism; adapt to pagan systems or principles.
- To adopt pagan customs or practices; become pagan.
- Also spelled paganise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make pagan in character
This is likely to have been the original position of the altar -- removed later to "de-paganize" the structure.
The charge therefore of some against us that we paganize the nation, by reason of some different apprehensions from others concerning the regular constitution of particular churches for the celebration of gospel worship, is wondrous vain and ungrounded.
He would paganize, Latinize and Mediterraneanize the genius of Europe.
Paul, setting out on his journeys with the great idea of converting heathens, was obliged to paganize the Gospel.
Unfortunately, the knowledge of letters in Italy tended to paganize its adherents.
It is bad enough that the marketing industry has hijacked Christmas by turning it into a pagan holiday for hocking off tacky merchandise and over eating fatty foods, but now, they're even trying quite literally to paganize Easter by bringing in pagan gods of antiquity.
But to flat out paganize Easter by bringing in the gods of Olympus to sell chocolate is just … well … somewhere between loopy and beyond the pale.
Gregory wasn't the first or the last to paganize Christianity.