HyperDic: secularize

English > 2 senses of the word secularize:
VERBchangesecularize, secularisemake secular and draw away from a religious orientation
possessionsecularize, desacralizetransfer from ecclesiastical to civil possession, use, or control
English > secularize: 2 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake secular and draw away from a religious orientation.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Ataturk secularized Turkey"
Synonymsecularise
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Spanishsecularizar
Catalansecularitzar
Nounssecularizationthe activity of changing something (art or education or society or morality etc.) so it is no longer under the control or influence of religion
English > secularize: 2 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaningtransfer from ecclesiastical to civil possession, use, or control.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymdesacralize
BroadertransferCause to change ownership
Spanishsecularizar
Catalansecularitzar
Nounssecularizationtransfer of property from ecclesiastical to civil possession

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