verb (used with object), po·lit·i·cal·ized, po·lit·i·cal·iz·ing.

to cause to be political; color with politics.

Also especially British, po·lit·i·cal·ise.

Origin of politicalize

First recorded in 1865–70; political + -ize
Related formspo·lit·i·cal·i·za·tion, nounde·po·lit·i·cal·i·za·tion, nounde·po·lit·i·cal·ize, verb (used with object), de·po·lit·i·cal·ized, de·po·lit·i·cal·iz·ing.
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