revolutionize

[ rev-uh-loo-shuh-nahyz ]
/ ˌrɛv əˈlu ʃəˌnaɪz /

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.
Also especially British, rev·o·lu·tion·ise.

Origin of revolutionize

First recorded in 1790–1800; revolution + -ize

Related forms

rev·o·lu·tion·iz·er, nounqua·si-rev·o·lu·tion·ized, adjectiveun·rev·o·lu·tion·ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for revolutionize

revolutionize

revolutionise

/ (ˌrɛvəˈluːʃəˌnaɪz) /

verb (tr)

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

revolutionizer or revolutioniser, noun
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