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/ by蕣藞r蓲k r蓹藢ta瑟z /
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verb (used with object), bu路reauc路ra路tized, bu路reauc路ra路tiz路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路reauc路ra路tise .

Origin of bureaucratize

From the French word bureaucratiser, dating back to 1890鈥95. See bureaucrat, -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM bureaucratize

bu路reauc路ra路ti路za路tion, nounde路bu路reauc路ra路tize, verb (used with object), de路bu路reauc路ra路tized, de路bu路reauc路ra路tiz路ing.
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How to use bureaucratize in a sentence

  • So they tried to manage and bureaucratize it, but the longer it persisted, the more it failed, and the more it fostered the undercurrents that propped it up in the first place.

British Dictionary definitions for bureaucratize



/ (bj蕣蓹藞r蓲kr蓹藢ta瑟z) /

(tr) to administer by or transform into a bureaucracy

Derived forms of bureaucratize

bureaucratization or bureaucratisation, noun
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