• synonyms


verb (used with object), func·tion·al·ized, func·tion·al·iz·ing.
  1. to make functional.
Show More
Also especially British, func·tion·al·ise.

Origin of functionalize

First recorded in 1860–65; functional + -ize
Related formsfunc·tion·al·i·za·tion, nounde·func·tion·al·ize, verb (used with object), de·func·tion·al·ized, de·func·tion·al·iz·ing.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for functionalize

Historical Examples

  • Case 16 told me that my mind did not "functionalize" properly.

    The Intelligence of Woman

    W. L. George