proletarianize

[proh-li-tair-ee-uh-nahyz]

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.

Nearby words

  1. prolepsis,
  2. proleptic,
  3. proles,
  4. proletarian,
  5. proletarianism,
  6. proletariat,
  7. proletarize,
  8. proletary,
  9. proleukocyte,
  10. prolicide

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

Origin of proletarianize

First recorded in 1885–90; proletarian + -ize

Related formspro·le·tar·i·an·i·za·tion, noun

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