Judaize

verb

Ju·​da·​ize
ˈjü-dē-ˌīz,
ˈjü-də- How to pronounce Judaize (audio)
ˈjü-(ˌ)dā-
Judaized; Judaizing

intransitive verb

: to adopt the customs, beliefs, or character of a Jew

transitive verb

: to make Jewish
Judaization
ˌjü-dē-ə-ˈzā-shən
ˌjü-də-ə- How to pronounce Judaize (audio)
ˌjü-(ˌ)dā-ə-
noun
Judaizer
ˈjü-dē-ˌīz-ər
ˈjü-də- How to pronounce Judaize (audio)
ˈjü-(ˌ)dā-
noun

Word History

First Known Use

1581, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of Judaize was in 1581

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“Judaize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Judaize. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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