verb gnos·ti·cize \-təˌsīz\

Definition of gnosticize


  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to embrace or propound Gnostic views

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to make Gnostic :  give Gnostic color or quality to threatened for a time to gnosticize Christianity

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of gnosticize

Gnostic + -ize

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up gnosticize? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

Get Word of the Day daily email!