[ byoo-rok-ruh-tahyz ]
/ byʊˈrɒk rəˌtaɪz /
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verb (used with object), bu·reauc·ra·tized, bu·reauc·ra·tiz·ing.
to divide an administrative agency or office into bureaus.
to increase the number of government or business bureaus.
to cause to become bureaucratic or to resemble a bureaucracy: to bureaucratize a city's social services.
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Also especially British, bu·reauc·ra·tise .
Origin of bureaucratize
OTHER WORDS FROM bureaucratizebu·reauc·ra·ti·za·tion, nounde·bu·reauc·ra·tize, verb (used with object), de·bu·reauc·ra·tized, de·bu·reauc·ra·tiz·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for bureaucratize
/ (bjʊəˈrɒkrəˌtaɪz) /
(tr) to administer by or transform into a bureaucracy
Derived forms of bureaucratizebureaucratization or bureaucratisation, noun
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