Definition of Catholicize in English:

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Catholicize

Pronunciation: /kəˈθɒlɪsʌɪz/
(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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