- 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 revolutionizer
The bicycle proved a revolutionizer of dress as well as a stimulus to outdoor exercise.
Now, in the Isle of Fantaisie, unfortunately for our revolutionizer, there was not a single grumbler.The Voyage of Captain Popanilla
- 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 revolutionizer
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