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verb (used with object), fa·nat·i·cized, fa·nat·i·ciz·ing.
  1. to make fanatical.
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verb (used without object), fa·nat·i·cized, fa·nat·i·ciz·ing.
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for fanaticized

Historical Examples of fanaticized

  • Luther had to soothe a fanaticized multitude, to tame its unbridled passions; and in this he succeeded.

    History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, Volume III

    J. H. Merle D'Aubign

  • As usual, these fanaticized Moslems displayed fierce fighting power.

    The New World of Islam

    Lothrop Stoddard

  • She considered that the Majorcans had been brutalized and fanaticized, thanks to their influence.

British Dictionary definitions for fanaticized



  1. to make or become fanatical
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