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territorialize

[ ter-i-tawr-ee-uh-lahyz, -tohr- ]
/ 藢t蓻r 瑟藞t蓴r i 蓹藢la瑟z, -藞to蕣r- /
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Definition of territorialize

verb (used with object), ter路ri路to路ri路al路ized, ter路ri路to路ri路al路iz路ing.
to extend by adding new territory.
to reduce to the status of a territory.
to make territorial.
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Also especially British, ter路ri路to路ri路al路ise .

Origin of territorialize

First recorded in 1810鈥20; territorial + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM territorialize

ter路ri路to路ri路al路i路za路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for territorialize

territorialize

territorialise

/ (藢t蓻r瑟藞t蓴藧r瑟蓹藢la瑟z) /

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 forms of territorialize

territorialization or territorialisation, noun
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