martyrize
transitive verb see martyr I

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  • Martyrize — Mar tyr*ize, v. t. [Cf. F. martyriser, LL. martyrizare.] To make a martyr of. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • martyrize — (Amer.) mar·tyr·ize || mÉ‘rtÉ™raɪz / mɑːt v. make a martyr of; torment; torture like a martyr (also martyrise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • martyrize — [märt′ərīz΄] vt. martyrized, martryizing [ME martirizen < LL(Ec) martyrizare] to make a martyr of, as by causing to suffer vi. to be or become a martyr martyrization n …   English World dictionary

  • martyrize — martyrization, n. /mahr teuh ruyz /, v.t., martyrized, martyrizing. 1. to make a martyr of: The ancient Romans martyrized many Christians. 2. to torment. Also, esp. Brit., martyrise. [1400 50; late ME martirizen < ML martyrizare. See MARTYR, IZE] …   Universalium

  • martyrize — verb To make a martyr of (someone). The Roman emperor Decius is mainly remembered for the many Christians martyrized on his orders Syn: martyr See Also: martyrdom, martyrology, martyry …   Wiktionary

  • martyrize — mar·tyr·ize …   English syllables

  • martyrize — v.tr. & refl. (also ise) make a martyr of. Derivatives: martyrization n …   Useful english dictionary

  • martyrized — martyrize (Amer.) mar·tyr·ize || mÉ‘rtÉ™raɪz / mɑːt v. make a martyr of; torment; torture like a martyr (also martyrise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • martyrizes — martyrize (Amer.) mar·tyr·ize || mÉ‘rtÉ™raɪz / mɑːt v. make a martyr of; torment; torture like a martyr (also martyrise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • martyrizing — martyrize (Amer.) mar·tyr·ize || mÉ‘rtÉ™raɪz / mɑːt v. make a martyr of; torment; torture like a martyr (also martyrise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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