- to engage in or discuss politics.
Also especially British, po·lit·i·cise.
Origin of politicize
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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
October 27, 2014
The politicization of wind energy hasn't gone over well in Iowa.Mitt Romney's Iowa Problem
November 6, 2012
But last night turned the weight of this issue from White House's mishandling to Romney's politicization.Obama on Benghazi
October 17, 2012
Isn't it precisely the sort of politicization of the Justice Department that people like me decried for months?Obama Should Clean House at Justice
January 16, 2009
- (tr) to render political in tone, interest, or awareness
- (intr) to participate in political discussion or activity
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Word Origin and History for politicization
1918, noun of action from politicize.
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