Definition of martyrize in US English:

martyrize

(British martyrise)

verb

[with object]
  • 1Kill (someone) because of their beliefs.

    ‘the cross on which the apostle was martyrized’
    1. 1.1 Cause great pain or distress to.
      ‘I saw that my presence martyrized him’

Pronunciation

martyrize

/ˈmɑrdəˌraɪz//ˈmärdəˌrīz/