- 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.
Also especially British, bu·reauc·ra·tise.
Origin of bureaucratize
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- (tr) to administer by or transform into a bureaucracy
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