the·​ol·​o·​gize thē-ˈä-lə-ˌjīz How to pronounce theologize (audio)
theologized; theologizing

transitive verb

: to make theological : give a religious significance to
theologizer noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But the synagogue soon became the primary link to God, and the dispersion of his people was now theologized as Galut, a repeat of the Babylonian Exile, on a larger and more lasting scale. Dominic Green, WSJ, 30 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1649, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of theologize was in 1649

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Cite this Entry

“Theologize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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