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 revolutionised Historical Examples of revolutionised
"They say it's
revolutionised," Miss Amabel offered anxiously.
His whole being was to be changed, his life was to be
Words have overturned dynasties and
Richelieu crushed the Parlement and
revolutionised the provincial administrations.
The genius of Corelli may be said to have
revolutionised Violin-playing. British Dictionary definitions for revolutionised 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 revolutionised 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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