- to make or become democratic.
Also especially British, de·moc·ra·tise.
Origin of democratize
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- (tr) to make democratic
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Word Origin and History for democratise
1798 (transitive), 1840 (intransitive), from French démocratiser, from démocratie (see democracy). Greek demokratizein meant "to be on the democratic side."
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