verb, often capitalized
cal·vin·ize | \ˈkalvə̇ˌnīz\

Definition of calvinize 

intransitive verb

: to follow Calvinism

transitive verb

: to convert to Calvinism : imbue with Calvinism

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History and Etymology for calvinize

John Calvin + English -ize

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