christianize christianize  /ˈkrɪst ʃə ˌnaɪz/


  1. (v) adapt in the name of Christianity
  2. (v) convert to Christianity


  • Walpurga, Faust, Satan vie for souls on German mountain

    A night of 'devil worship' atop a German mountain is not how she would have wanted to be remembered. When canonizing Walpurga on May 1, 870 for converting pagan Germans, Pope Adrian II hoped to Christianize a much-loved heathen spring festival. The plan failed, but Walpurga's name stuck. Today 'Walpurgisnacht', or May Eve (the night of April 30-May 1), is an occasion for revelry and excess in ...
    on May 1, 2014     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. Speaking to ADL leaders in New York, Foxman noted these groups "had built infrastructures throughout the country...... intend[ing] to 'Christianize' all aspects of American life.......... Today we face a better financed, more sophisticated,...
    on Nov 30, 2005 By: Abraham Foxman Source: Philadelphia Jewish Voice

  2. "There was nothing left for us to do but to take them all, and to educate the Filipinos and uplift and civilise and christianize them", said President Mckinley.
    on Jul 17, 2007 By: William McKinley Source: Central Chronicle

  3. In his 2nd Annual Message, December 5, 1870, President Grant wrote: "Religious denominations as had established missionaries among the Indians......are expected to watch over them and aid Christianize and civilize the Indians, and to...
    on Jul 25, 2008 By: Ulysses S Grant Source: Family Security Matters

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