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.
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 territorialize

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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