proletarianize

[ proh-li-tair-ee-uh-nahyz ]
/ ˌproʊ lɪˈtɛər i əˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), pro·le·tar·i·an·ized, pro·le·tar·i·an·iz·ing.

to convert or transform into a member or members of the proletariat: to proletarianize the middle class.
to change to or adopt (the language, manners, etc.) of the proletariat.

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Also especially British, pro·le·tar·i·an·ise .

Origin of proletarianize

First recorded in 1885–90; proletarian + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM proletarianize

pro·le·tar·i·an·i·za·tion, noun
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