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.
Examples from the Web for politicize
This is, of course, met by the pro-gun forces urging people not to politicize a tragedy.
The president himself has also accused Republicans of trying to politicize a national tragedy.CIA Contractor Testimony Could Undermine Obama on Benghazi|Eli Lake|November 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“Mitch made it very clear to me from the beginning that he does not politicize issues of national security,” Benton wrote.Opponents in Kentucky Make Mitch McConnell Useless in the Senate|Patricia Murphy|September 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And when the temptation to politicize or otherwise exploit the situation becomes irresistible, at least try to be subtle.Which Politician Best Navigated Hurricane Sandy’s Surge?|Michelle Cottle|October 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Democrats have countered that Republicans and Mitt Romney have attempted to politicize a national tragedy.