Catholicize

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From Catholic +‎ -ize.

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Catholicize (third-person singular simple present Catholicizes, present participle Catholicizing, simple past and past participle Catholicized)

  1. (transitive) To make Catholic.
    • 1990, Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae:
      Dickinson's iconography of suffering, with its sexualized pleasure-pain, Catholicizes austere American Protestantism.
  2. (intransitive) To become Catholic.

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