- to bring about a revolution in; effect a radical change in: to revolutionize petroleum refining methods.
- to subject to a political revolution.
Also especially British, rev·o·lu·tion·ise.
Origin of revolutionize
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Examples from the Web for revolutionize
But a project out of Stanford University is hoping to grant Turkers agency—and might begin to revolutionize the industry.Amazon’s Turkers Kick Off the First Crowdsourced Labor Guild
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“I think this will revolutionize the brand,” Averyl Oates, the fashion director at Galeries Lafayette in Paris, also said.Is Designer John Galliano Back for Good?
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He would rise to become Deputy Commissioner of the NYPD, and revolutionize crime fighting along the way.Jack Maple: The Cop Who Transformed New York City
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Now, scientists hope that robots can revolutionize the study of animal migrations.Soon We’ll Be Watching Whales By Drone
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The arrangement is unorthodox enough that it could revolutionize the role that Super PACs play in campaigns.Is The Tea Party's Latest Move Illegal?
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That virtue applied to fencing should all but revolutionize the art.Scaramouche
Believe me, son, those were the days when they knew how to revolutionize.Sonnie-Boy's People
James B. Connolly
Seven persons were too few to attempt to revolutionize an empire.Darius the Great
A tommyhawk for me and no mop to marcelle if I try to revolutionize Indiandom.Letters of a Dakota Divorcee
If it succeeds, it will revolutionize the economic life of the country.The Conquest of Bread
- to bring about a radical change inscience has revolutionized civilization
- to inspire or infect with revolutionary ideasthey revolutionized the common soldiers
- to cause a revolution in (a country, etc)
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Word Origin and History for revolutionize
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