Heathenize
Heathenize Hea"then*ize (-[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Heathenized} (-[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Heathenizing} (-[imac]`z[i^]ng).] To render heathen or heathenish. --Firmin. [1913 Webster]

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  • heathenize — [hē′thən īz΄] vt., vi. heathenized, heathenizing to make or become heathen …   English World dictionary

  • heathenize — transitive verb see heathen II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • heathenize — /hee dheuh nuyz /, v., heathenized, heathenizing. v.t. 1. to make heathen. v.i. 2. to become heathen. Also, esp. Brit., heathenise. [1675 85; HEATHEN + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • heathenize — hea·then·ize …   English syllables

  • heathenize — ˌnīz verb ( ed/ ing/ s) transitive verb : to make heathen or heathenish intransitive verb : to become heathen or heathenish …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heathenized — Heathenize Hea then*ize ( [imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Heathenized} ( [imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Heathenizing} ( [imac] z[i^]ng).] To render heathen or heathenish. Firmin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heathenizing — Heathenize Hea then*ize ( [imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Heathenized} ( [imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Heathenizing} ( [imac] z[i^]ng).] To render heathen or heathenish. Firmin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heathen — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English hethen, from Old English hǣthen; akin to Old High German heidan heathen, and probably to Old English hǣth heath Date: before 12th century 1. of or relating to heathens, their religions, or their customs 2.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • zealot — /zel euht/, n. 1. a person who shows zeal. 2. an excessively zealous person; fanatic. 3. (cap.) a member of a radical, warlike, ardently patriotic group of Jews in Judea, particularly prominent from A.D. 69 to 81, advocating the violent overthrow …   Universalium

  • zealot — noun /ˈzɛl.ət/ a) one who is zealous, one who is full of zeal for his own specific beliefs or objectives, usually in the negative sense of being too passionate; a fanatic b) a member of a radical, warlike, ardently patriotic group of Jews in… …   Wiktionary

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