Definition of Catholicize in English:

Catholicize

Line breaks: Cath¦oli|cize
Pronunciation: /kəˈθɒlɪsʌɪz
 
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(also Catholicise)

verb

[with object]
  • Make Roman Catholic; convert to Catholicism: the intention was to Catholicize Hungary after the Turkish occupation
    More example sentences
    • Not until the nineteenth century would some rural areas of Italy be fully Catholicized.
    • Prior to eliminating any Protestant or Buddhist, he had first to Catholicize the fabric of Vietnam.
    • Much of Kyushu had been Catholicized and Nagasaki was as Christian a city as 5th century Constantinople.

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