[ dih-mok-ruh-tahyz ]
/ dɪˈmɒk rəˌtaɪz /

verb (used with or without object), de·moc·ra·tized, de·moc·ra·tiz·ing.

to make or become democratic.
Also especially British, de·moc·ra·tise.

Origin of democratize

1790–1800; < French démocratiser, equivalent to démocrate democrat + -iser -ize

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for democratised

  • But in a democratised and self-governing India it might easily become a much more palpable anomaly.

    India, Old and New|Sir Valentine Chirol
  • If Germany should be democratised, what place would be left for them?

  • 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|Henri Bouchot
  • With natural French acuteness he showed the bourgeois character of the revolution in the Church, republicanised and democratised.

British Dictionary definitions for democratised



/ (dɪˈmɒkrəˌtaɪz) /


(tr) to make democratic

Derived Forms

democratization or democratisation, noun
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