verb (used with object), rad·i·cal·ized, rad·i·cal·iz·ing.
to make radical or more radical, as in politics: young people who are being radicalized by extremist philosophies.
verb (used without object), rad·i·cal·ized, rad·i·cal·iz·ing.
to become radical or more radical: The regime has increasingly radicalized since the coup.
- radical mastectomy,
- radical right,
- radical sign,
Also especially British, rad·i·cal·ise.
Origin of radicalize
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to make (a person) more radical
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