Definition of Judaize in English:

Judaize

(British Judaise)

Pronunciation /ˈjo͞odēˌīz/ /-dā-/ /ˈdʒudeɪaɪz/

transitive verb

[with object]
  • 1Make Jewish; convert to Judaism.

    ‘their cultures were gradually Judaized’
    • ‘The text of Robinson Crusoe legitimates the Jewish author, and the Jewish author in turn legitimates Defoe's narrative by Judaizing it.’
    • ‘By Judaizing the adventure tale, the great beyond is made seemingly accessible to any Jew.’
    • ‘The island is not only Judaized by action and iconography, but it is closely tied to the Jewish Bible as well.’
    • ‘Secularize the schools, and you can then Judaize the universities.’
    • ‘The prayers to God are also a way to Judaize the foreign terrain of the island.’
    1. 1.1no object Follow Jewish customs or religious rites.
      ‘the “conversos” were engaged in Judaizing’
      • ‘Jews who cherish their national and cultural identity are not necessarily Judaizing.’

Origin

Late 16th century from Christian Latin judaizare, from Greek ioudaizein, from Ioudaios (see Jew).

Pronunciation

Judaize

/ˈjo͞odēˌīz/ /-dā-/ /ˈdʒudeɪaɪz/