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democratize

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verb de·moc·ra·tize \di-ˈmä-krə-ˌtīz\

Simple Definition of democratize

  • : to make (a country or organization) more democratic

  • : to make (something) available to all people : to make it possible for all people to understand (something)

Full Definition of democratize

de·moc·ra·tizedde·moc·ra·tiz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make democratic

de·moc·ra·ti·za·tion play \-ˌmä-krə-tə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
de·moc·ra·tiz·er play \-ˈmä-krə-ˌtī-zər\ noun

Examples of democratize

  1. Community leaders have had some success in democratizing the organization.

  2. There is internal pressure on the government to democratize.

  3. The magazine's goal is to democratize art.

  4. an effort to democratize politics



1798

First Known Use of democratize

1798

Rhymes with democratize

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