[ puh-lit-uh-sahyz ]
/ pəˈlɪt əˌsaɪz /
verb (used with object), po·lit·i·cized, po·lit·i·ciz·ing.
verb (used without object), po·lit·i·cized, po·lit·i·ciz·ing.
to engage in or discuss politics.
Also especially British, po·lit·i·cise.
Related formspo·lit·i·ci·za·tion, nounde·po·lit·i·ci·za·tion, nounde·po·lit·i·cize, verb (used with object), de·po·lit·i·cized, de·po·lit·i·ciz·ing.non·po·lit·i·ci·za·tion, noun
Can be confusedpoliticize politick
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Examples from the Web for politicization
The politicization of public higher education in Texas is hardly new.The University of Texas’s Machiavellian War on Its Regent|David Davis|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The politicization of wind energy hasn't gone over well in Iowa.
Isn't it precisely the sort of politicization of the Justice Department that people like me decried for months?
British Dictionary definitions for politicization
/ (pəˈlɪtɪˌsaɪz) /
(tr) to render political in tone, interest, or awareness
(intr) to participate in political discussion or activity
Derived Formspoliticization or politicisation, noun
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