transitive verb-·ized·, -·iz·ing
- to convert to Christianity
- to make Christian in character
Origin of ChristianizeEcclesiastical Late Latin christianizare from Ecclesiastical Greek christianizein, to profess Christianity
transitive verbChris·tian·ized, chris·tian·iz·ing, Chris·tian·iz·es
- To take over or adapt in the name of Christianity: pagan monuments Christianized by early missionaries.
- To convert to Christianity.
(third-person singular simple present Christianizes, present participle Christianizing, simple past and past participle Christianized)
Christian + -ize