from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To martyr.
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- v. To make a martyr of (someone).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make a martyr of.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cause to suffer martyrdom; hence, to inflict suffering or death upon; torture.
- To suffer martyrdom.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. torture and torment like a martyr
a martyr (ultimately from Greek (martys) 'witness') + -ize (Wiktionary)