- to make or become democratic.
Also especially British, de·moc·ra·tise.
Origin of democratize
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Examples from the Web for democratised
If Germany should be democratised, what place would be left for them?Face to Face with Kaiserism
James W. Gerard
With natural French acuteness he showed the bourgeois character of the revolution in the Church, republicanised and democratised.Feuerbach: The roots of the socialist philosophy
But in a democratised and self-governing India it might easily become a much more palpable anomaly.India, Old and New
Sir Valentine Chirol
Diffused as was then the passion for books, it had not yet been democratised to the point of being understood by the people.The Printed Book
- (tr) to make democratic
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Word Origin and History for democratised
1798 (transitive), 1840 (intransitive), from French démocratiser, from démocratie (see democracy). Greek demokratizein meant "to be on the democratic side."
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