Definition of Spiritualize

1. Verb. Give a spiritual meaning to; read in a spiritual sense.

Exact synonyms: Spiritualise
Generic synonyms: Construe, Interpret, See
Derivative terms: Spiritualisation, Spiritualization
Antonyms: Literalize



2. Verb. Elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration.
Exact synonyms: Glorify, Transfigure
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Transfiguration, Transfiguration, Transfiguration

3. Verb. Purify from the corrupting influences of the world. "During his stay at the ashram he was spiritualized"
Exact synonyms: Spiritualise
Generic synonyms: Purge, Purify, Sanctify
Derivative terms: Spiritualisation, Spiritualization

Definition of Spiritualize

1. v. t. To refine intellectiually or morally; to purify from the corrupting influence of the world; to give a spiritual character or tendency to; as, to spiritualize soul.

Definition of Spiritualize

1. Verb. To make spiritual; to invoke spirituality. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spiritualize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

Medical Definition of Spiritualize

1. 1. To refine intellectiually or morally; to purify from the corrupting influence of the world; to give a spiritual character or tendency to; as, to spiritualize soul. "This seen in the clear air, and the whole spiritualized by endless recollections, fills the eye and the heart more forcibly than I can find words to say." (Carlyle) 2. To give a spiritual meaning to; to take in a spiritual sense; opposed to literalize. 3. To extract spirit from; also, to convert into, or impregnate with, spirit. Origin: Cf. F. Spiritualiser. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Spiritualize

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1. The Premium Essay on the Characteristics and Laws of Prophetic Symbols by Edward Winthrop (1854)
"These laws show that to spiritualize the symbolic prophecies is altogether wrong. III. The slaughter of the two apocalyptic witnesses, Rev. xi., ..."

2. The Premium Essay on the Characteristics and Laws of Prophetic Symbols by Edward Winthrop (1856)
"These laws show that to spiritualize the symbolic prophecies is altogether wrong. III. The slaughter of the two apocalyptic witnesses, Rev. xi., ..."

3. What Is Hinduism?: Modern Adventures Into a Profound Global Faith by Editors of Hinduism Today, Hinduism Today Magazine Editors, From the Editors of Hinduism Today (2007)
"... Annual Observances That Uplift the Family and spiritualize the Household 28 Kumbha Mela Cosmic Alignment and Divine Presence Empower Humanity's Largest ..."

4. Stray Leaves from the Diary of an Indian Officer: Containing an Account of by R. B. Cumberland (1865)
"... Hindoo and Egyptian Mythology—Worship if of the Serpent—Hieroglyphics of Egypt—Table of Abydos—Attempts to 3 spiritualize the Egyptian Mythology—Hindoos ..."

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