[ 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.
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Also especially British, de·moc·ra·tise.
Origin of democratize
de·moc·ra·ti·za·tion, nounde·moc·ra·tiz·er, nounde-de·moc·ra·ti·za·tion, nounde-de·moc·ra·tize, verb, de·-de·moc·ra·tized, de·-de·moc·ra·tiz·ing.
re·de·moc·ra·ti·za·tion, nounre·de·moc·ra·tize, verb, re·de·moc·ra·tized, re·de·moc·ra·tiz·ing.un·de·moc·ra·ti·za·tion, nounun·de·moc·ra·tize, verb (used with object), un·de·moc·ra·tized, un·de·moc·ra·tiz·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for democratizer
/ (dɪˈmɒkrəˌtaɪz) /
(tr) to make democratic
Derived Formsdemocratization or democratisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for democratizer
1798 (transitive), 1840 (intransitive), from French démocratiser, from démocratie (see democracy). Greek demokratizein meant "to be on the democratic side."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper