territorialize

[ ter-i-tawr-ee-uh-lahyz, -tohr- ]
/ ˌtɛr ɪˈtɔr i əˌlaɪz, -ˈtoʊr- /

verb (used with object), ter·ri·to·ri·al·ized, ter·ri·to·ri·al·iz·ing.

to extend by adding new territory.
to reduce to the status of a territory.
to make territorial.

Nearby words

  1. territorial court,
  2. territorial matrix,
  3. territorial waters,
  4. territorialism,
  5. territoriality,
  6. territorian,
  7. territory,
  8. territory wool,
  9. terroir,
  10. terror

Also especially British, ter·ri·to·ri·al·ise.

Origin of territorialize

First recorded in 1810–20; territorial + -ize

Related formster·ri·to·ri·al·i·za·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for territorialization

territorialize

territorialise

/ (ˌtɛrɪˈtɔːrɪəˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to make a territory of
to place on a territorial basisthe militia was territorialized
to enlarge (a country) by acquiring more territory
to make territorial
Derived Formsterritorialization or territorialisation, noun

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