[ 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 .
OTHER WORDS FROM proletarianizepro·le·tar·i·an·i·za·tion, noun
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