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politicize

[ puh-lit-uh-sahyz ]
/ p蓹藞l瑟t 蓹藢sa瑟z /
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verb (used with object), po路lit路i路cized, po路lit路i路ciz路ing.
to bring a political character or flavor to; make political: to politicize a private dispute.
verb (used without object), po路lit路i路cized, po路lit路i路ciz路ing.
to engage in or discuss politics.
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Also especially British, po路lit路i路cise .

Origin of politicize

First recorded in 1750鈥60; politic(al) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM politicize

po路lit路i路ci路za路tion, nounde路po路lit路i路ci路za路tion, nounde路po路lit路i路cize, verb (used with object), de路po路lit路i路cized, de路po路lit路i路ciz路ing.non路po路lit路i路ci路za路tion, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH politicize

politicize , politick
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British Dictionary definitions for politicize

politicize

politicise

/ (p蓹藞l瑟t瑟藢sa瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to render political in tone, interest, or awareness
(intr) to participate in political discussion or activity

Derived forms of politicize

politicization or politicisation, noun
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