verb (used with object), re·pub·li·can·ized, re·pub·li·can·iz·ing.
to make republican.
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Democrats vs. Republicans: Which Came First?
Since Democrats and Republicans appear to have an inexhaustible appetite for enjoying political friction, it seems worth offering some insight on which label came first, in the hopes that each group can use it to browbeat the other. The short answer is that republican came first, but as with so many political issues, that does not necessarily mean what we might think. The earliest recorded …
Also especially British, re·pub·li·can·ise.
Origin of republicanize
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(tr) to make republican
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