[ rev-uh-loo-shuh-nahyz ]
/ ˌrɛv əˈlu ʃəˌnaɪz /
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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.
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Also especially British, rev·o·lu·tion·ise .
Origin of revolutionize
First recorded in 1790–1800; revolution + -ize
OTHER WORDS FROM revolutionizerev·o·lu·tion·iz·er, nounqua·si-rev·o·lu·tion·ized, adjectiveun·rev·o·lu·tion·ized, adjective
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How to use revolutionize in a sentence
The one originated a few new effects, the other revolutionised the whole style of writing for the pianoforte.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks
It revolutionised the coal trade, and has made an almost inconceivable change in the commerce of the Tyne.
Then Mr. Pim came back for his forgotten hat and the Marden household was again revolutionised.When Winter Comes to Main Street|Grant Martin Overton
Indeed, that had happened, or rather was in process of happening, which revolutionised all her outlook.The History of Sir Richard Calmady|Lucas Malet
A few years later, and these things, which had changed so little, were revolutionised.The Great North Road: London to York|Charles G. Harper
British Dictionary definitions for revolutionize
/ (ˌrɛvəˈluːʃəˌnaɪz) /
to bring about a radical change inscience has revolutionized civilization
to inspire or infect with revolutionary ideasthey revolutionized the common soldiers
to cause a revolution in (a country, etc)
Derived forms of revolutionizerevolutionizer or revolutioniser, noun
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