secularize

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verb sec·u·lar·ize \ˈse-kyə-lə-ˌrīz\

Definition of secularize

secularized

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secularizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make secular

  3. 2 :  to transfer from ecclesiastical to civil or lay use, possession, or control

  4. 3 :  to convert to or imbue with secularism

secularization

play \ˌse-kyə-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

secularizer

noun

Examples of secularize in a Sentence

  1. attempts to secularize the government

  2. The government secularized the hospital.

First Known Use of secularize

1611


SECULARIZE Defined for English Language Learners

secularize

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Definition of secularize for English Language Learners

  • : to take religion out of (something) : to make (something) secular

  • : to transfer the ownership or control of (something) from a religious organization to the state


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