Definition of Secularize

1. Verb. Make secular and draw away from a religious orientation. "Ataturk secularized Turkey"

Exact synonyms: Secularise
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Derivative terms: Secularisation, Secularization



2. Verb. Transfer from ecclesiastical to civil possession, use, or control.
Exact synonyms: Desacralize
Generic synonyms: Transfer
Derivative terms: Secularization

Definition of Secularize

1. v. t. To convert from regular or monastic into secular; as, to secularize a priest or a monk.

Definition of Secularize

1. Verb. To make secular. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Secularize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Secularize

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secularised
secularises
secularising
secularism
secularisms
secularist
secularistic
secularists
secularities
secularity
secularizable
secularization
secularizations
secularize (current term)
secularized
secularizer
secularizers
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secularizing
secularly
secularness
seculars
seculum
seculums
secund
secundation
secundigravida
secundina

Literary usage of Secularize

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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"... to dominate the Middle Ages until their end—the rise of the knights and burgers, with a resultant increasing tendency to secularize and popularize art. ..."

2. Liberia: Or, The Early History & Signal Preservation of the American Colony by William Innes (1833)
"They tend to lower the standard of piety, to secularize the character of the church, and obscure the original splendour and glory of the gospel. ..."

3. Liberia: Or, The Early History & Signal Preservation of the American Colony by William Innes (1833)
"They tend to lower the standard of piety, to secularize the character of the church, and obscure the original splendour and glory of the gospel. ..."

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