EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN verb (used with object), rev·o·lu·tion·ized, rev·o·lu·tion·iz·ing. to bring about a revolution in; effect a radical change in: to revolutionize petroleum refining methods. to subject to a political revolution.
, especially British rev·o·lu·tion·ise. Related forms rev·o·lu·tion·iz·er, noun qua·si-rev·o·lu·tion·ized, adjective un·rev·o·lu·tion·ized, adjective
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Examples from the Web for revolutionise Historical Examples of revolutionise British Dictionary definitions for revolutionise revolutionize revolutionise verb (tr) to bring about a radical change in science has revolutionized civilization to inspire or infect with revolutionary ideas they revolutionized the common soldiers to cause a revolution in (a country, etc) Derived Forms revolutionizer or revolutioniser, noun
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Word Origin and History for revolutionise v.
1797, "to cause to undergo a (political) revolution;" see
revolution + -ize. Transferred sense of "to change a thing completely and fundamentally" is first recorded 1799. Related: Revolutionized; revolutionizing.
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