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radicalize

[rad-i-kuh-lahyz] /ˈræd ɪ kəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), radicalized, radicalizing.
1.
to make radical or more radical, as in politics:
young people who are being radicalized by extremist philosophies.
verb (used without object), radicalized, radicalizing.
2.
to become radical or more radical:
The regime has increasingly radicalized since the coup.
Also, especially British, radicalise.
Origin of radicalize
1815-1820
1815-20; radical + -ize
Related forms
radicalization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for radicalise

radicalize

/ˈrædɪkəˌlaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to make (a person) more radical
Derived Forms
radicalization, radicalisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for radicalise

radicalize

v.

1820, from radical (adj.) + -ize. Related: Radicalized; radicalizing.

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