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[pol-i-tik] /ˈpɒl ɪ tɪk/
verb (used without object)
to engage in politicking.
verb (used with object)
to influence, accomplish, or promote by politicking:
Somehow he politicked the bill through both houses of Congress.
Origin of politick
1915-20; earlier politic, verbal derivative of politic; later as back formation from politicking
Related forms
outpolitick, verb (used with object)
Can be confused
politicize, politick. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I think they agree with me in thinking that if the restraint was ever a politick one the time is passed.

  • "Sweet indiscretion," began Vernon, who having been politick enough to conceal his true name, could afford to be generous.

    The Passionate Elopement Compton Mackenzie
  • His reputation of "grave, wise, and politick" seems to have been fairly earned.

  • He had an excellent Genius for Business, was crafty, politick, nor could any Man apply himself closer to it than he did.

    The Revolutions of Portugal Abbot De Vertot
  • King Charles the first, created sir Henry Roswell and others, a body corporate and politick.

  • Not where he eats, but where he is eaten: a certain convocation of politick worms4 are e'en at him.

    Hamlet William Shakespeare

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