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Definition of the verb catholicize

What does catholicize mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: catholicized | catholicizing | catholicizes

  1. cause to adopt Catholicism
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • alternative spelling: catholicise
    • synonyms of catholicize: latinise / latinize
    • more generic word: convert = cause to adopt a new or different faith

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Google previewThe Favorite Pictorial Dictionary Defining and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1882)

Based Upon the Labors and Principles of Webster, and Other Authorities : Containing More Than 30,000 Words

Catholicize (ka-thoi'e-sis), v. to become catholic. ahun), n. the act of canter Izing. Cauterize (kaw'ter-ii), v. t burn or scar with caustic o a hot ircu. to cedars. Cell (sol ), v. to tine the Inner roof of a building. Celling (sel'iug), n, the »vP«t surface of ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History (2012)

The Franciscan missionary Junípero Serra's string of nearly two dozen missions along the Pacific coast, meant to Catholicize California natives, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2010)

The Classic First Edition by H. W. Fowler

but not before the classical suffixes -ian, -ism, -ist, -ity, -ize (musician, criticism, publicist, electricity, catholicize). cease is rapidly giving way to stop as cast has given way to throw ...

Google previewRandom House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2008)

by Random House

Arabicize, bureaucratize, cannibalize, capitalize, caramelize, categorize, catheterize, catholicize, characterize, Christianize, collectivize, commercialize, commoditize, commu- nalize, computerize, contrariwise, cosmeticize, counterclockwise, ...

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Scrabble value of C3A1T1H4O1L1I1C3I1Z10E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 27 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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