[ rad-i-kuh-lahyz ]
/ ˈræd ɪ kəˌlaɪz /

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.
Also especially British, rad·i·cal·ise.

Origin of radicalize

First recorded in 1815–20; radical + -ize

Related forms

rad·i·cal·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for radicalised



/ (ˈrædɪkəˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to make (a person) more radical

Derived Forms

radicalization or radicalisation, noun
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