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.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite
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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020