[ rey-shuh-lahyz ]
/ ˈreɪ ʃəˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), ra·cial·ized, ra·cial·iz·ing.

to impose a racial interpretation on; place in a racial context.
to perceive, view, or experience in a racial context.
to categorize or differentiate on the basis of membership in a racial group.
Also especially British,, ra·cial·ise.

Related forms

ra·cial·i·za·tion, noun
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/ (ˈreɪʃəˌlaɪz) /


(tr) to render racial in tone or content

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