fanaticize

[ 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.

Origin of fanaticize

First recorded in 1705–15; fanatic + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for fanaticized

fanaticize

fanaticise

/ (fəˈnætɪˌsaɪz) /

verb

to make or become fanatical
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