[ mee-dee-uh-tahyz ]
/ ˈmi di əˌtaɪz /

verb (used with object), me·di·a·tized, me·di·a·tiz·ing.

to annex (a principality) to another state, while allowing certain rights to its former sovereign.
Also especially British, me·di·a·tise.

Origin of mediatize

1820–30; mediate + -ize, modeled on German mediatisieren

Related forms

me·di·a·ti·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mediatise

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

British Dictionary definitions for mediatise



/ (ˈmiːdɪəˌtaɪz) /


(tr) to annex (a state) to another state, allowing the former ruler to retain his title and some authority

Derived Forms

mediatization or mediatisation, noun

Word Origin for mediatize

C19: from French médiatiser; see mediate, -ize
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