[ fuh-nat-uh-sahyz ]
/ fəˈnæt əˌsaɪz /
verb (used with object), fa·nat·i·cized, fa·nat·i·ciz·ing.
to make fanatical.
verb (used without object), fa·nat·i·cized, fa·nat·i·ciz·ing.
to act with or show fanaticism.
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Also especially British, fa·nat·i·cise.
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British Dictionary definitions for fanaticize
/ (fəˈnætɪˌsaɪz) /
to make or become fanatical
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