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Verb: secularize  'sek-yu-lu,rIz
  1. Make secular and draw away from a religious orientation
    "Ataturk secularized Turkey";
    - secularise [Brit]
     
  2. Transfer from ecclesiastical to civil possession, use, or control
    - desacralize, desacralise [Brit], secularise [Brit]

Derived forms: secularized, secularizing, secularizes

Type of: change state, transfer, turn

Encyclopedia: Secularize