Definition of Catholicize

1. Verb. Cause to adopt Catholicism.

Exact synonyms: Catholicise, Latinise, Latinize
Generic synonyms: Convert
Derivative terms: Catholicism



Definition of Catholicize

1. v. t. & i. To make or to become catholic or Roman Catholic.

Definition of Catholicize

1. Verb. (ambitransitive) To make or become Catholic or Roman Catholic. ¹

2. Verb. (alternative spelling of Catholicize) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Catholicize

1. [v -CIZED, -CIZING, -CIZES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Catholicize

cathodic protection
cathodically
cathodoluminescence
cathodoluminescences
cathodoluminescent
cathole
catholes
catholical
catholically
catholicate
catholicates
catholicise
catholicism
catholicities
catholicity
catholicize (current term)
catholicized
catholicizes
catholicizing
catholickly
catholicly
catholicness
catholicoi
catholicon
catholicons
catholicos
catholicoses
catholics
catholiquely
catholysis

Literary usage of Catholicize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"Latitudinarian. liberalize, vt broaden, catholicize, widen. libertine, n. 1. See LIBERAL, FREEDMAN. 2. Spec, debauchee, rake, lecher, Lothario (chiefly with ..."

2. The New-England Magazine by Joseph Tinker Buckingham, Edwin Buckingham, Samuel Gridley Howe, John Osborne Sargent, Park Benjamin (1831)
"... catholicize, on the second syllable, or antepenult. It seems never to have occurred to their lexicographers, that, in no other case do the terminations ..."

3. Essays on Various Subjects by Nicholas Patrick Wiseman (1853)
"... prime minister to throw into the other side a bishop of decided Anglo-Catholic principles and feelings, and so further catholicize the Establishment. ..."

4. Salve Mater by Frederick Joseph Kinsman (1920)
"They are themselves Catholics, and their special task is " to catholicize the Church." This feeling I shared until as Bishop I felt the necessity of a ..."

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