verb (used with object), pro·le·tar·i·an·ized, pro·le·tar·i·an·iz·ing.
  1. to convert or transform into a member or members of the proletariat: to proletarianize the middle class.
  2. to change to or adopt (the language, manners, etc.) of the proletariat.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018