[ puh-lit-i-kuh-lahyz ]
/ pəˈlɪt ɪ kəˌlaɪz /

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

to cause to be political; color with politics.

Nearby words

  1. political question,
  2. political refugee,
  3. political science,
  4. political scientist,
  5. political system,
  6. politically,
  7. politically correct,
  8. politically incorrect,
  9. politicaster,
  10. politician

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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