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politicalize

[puh-lit-i-kuh-lahyz] /pəˈlɪt ɪ kəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), politicalized, politicalizing.
1.
to cause to be political; color with politics.
Also, especially British, politicalise.
Origin of politicalize
1865-1870
1865-70; political + -ize
Related forms
politicalization, noun
depoliticalization, noun
depoliticalize, verb (used with object), depoliticalized, depoliticalizing.
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  • Third, the Chinese will have to recognize the need for politicalization of public opinion.

    Government in Republican China Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger

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