territorialize

[ ter-i-tawr-ee-uh-lahyz, -tohr- ]

verb (used with object),ter·ri·to·ri·al·ized, ter·ri·to·ri·al·iz·ing.
  1. to extend by adding new territory.

  2. to reduce to the status of a territory.

  1. to make territorial.

Origin of territorialize

1
First recorded in 1810–20; territorial + -ize
  • Also especially British, ter·ri·to·ri·al·ise .

Other words from territorialize

  • ter·ri·to·ri·al·i·za·tion, noun

Words Nearby territorialize

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British Dictionary definitions for territorialize

territorialize

territorialise

/ (ˌtɛrɪˈtɔːrɪəˌlaɪz) /


verb(tr)
  1. to make a territory of

  2. to place on a territorial basis: the militia was territorialized

  1. to enlarge (a country) by acquiring more territory

  2. to make territorial

Derived forms of territorialize

  • territorialization or territorialisation, noun

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