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verb (used with object), me·di·a·tized, me·di·a·tiz·ing.
  1. to annex (a principality) to another state, while allowing certain rights to its former sovereign.
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Also especially British, me·di·a·tise.

Origin of mediatize

1820–30; mediate + -ize, modeled on German mediatisieren
Related formsme·di·a·ti·za·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for mediatise

Historical Examples

  • We've got to mediatise all this stuff, all these little crowns and boundaries and creeds, and so on, that stand in the way.

    The Research Magnificent

    H. G. Wells

British Dictionary definitions for mediatise



  1. (tr) to annex (a state) to another state, allowing the former ruler to retain his title and some authority
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Derived Formsmediatization or mediatisation, noun

Word Origin

C19: from French médiatiser; see mediate, -ize
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