martyrize

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a martyr (ultimately from Greek (martys) 'witness') + -ize

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martyrize (third-person singular simple present martyrizes, present participle martyrizing, simple past and past participle martyrized)

  1. (transitive) To make a martyr of (someone).
    The Roman emperor Decius is mainly remembered for the many Christians martyrized on his orders

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