politicize

[ puh-lit-uh-sahyz ]
/ pəˈlɪt əˌsaɪz /

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.

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Also especially British, po·lit·i·cise.

Origin of politicize

First recorded in 1750–60; politic(al) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM politicize

po·lit·i·ci·za·tion, nounde·po·lit·i·ci·za·tion, nounde·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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH politicize

politicize politick
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Example sentences from the Web for depoliticize

British Dictionary definitions for depoliticize (1 of 2)

depoliticize

depoliticise

/ (ˌdiːpəˈlɪtɪˌsaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to deprive of a political nature; render apoliticaltwo years on the committee totally depoliticized him

British Dictionary definitions for depoliticize (2 of 2)

politicize

politicise

/ (pəˈlɪtɪˌsaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to render political in tone, interest, or awareness
(intr) to participate in political discussion or activity

Derived forms of politicize

politicization or politicisation, noun
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