EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN verb (used with object), po·lit·i·cized, po·lit·i·ciz·ing. to bring a political character or flavor to; make political: to politicize a private dispute. verb (used without object), po·lit·i·cized, po·lit·i·ciz·ing. to engage in or discuss politics.
, especially British po·lit·i·cise. Related forms po·lit·i·ci·za·tion, noun de·po·lit·i·ci·za·tion, noun de·po·lit·i·cize, verb (used with object), de·po·lit·i·cized, de·po·lit·i·ciz·ing. non·po·lit·i·ci·za·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for depoliticize Contemporary Examples of depoliticize British Dictionary definitions for depoliticize verb (tr) to deprive of a political nature; render apolitical two years on the committee totally depoliticized him verb (tr) to render political in tone, interest, or awareness (intr) to participate in political discussion or activity Derived Forms politicization or politicisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for depoliticize v.
de- + politicize. Related: Depoliticized; depoliticizing. v.
1758, "take up politics," from
politics + -ize. Meaning "to render political" is from 1846. Related: Politicized; politicizing. Earlier was politize (late 16c.), but this was rare.
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