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democratize

verb de·moc·ra·tize \di-ˈmä-krə-ˌtīz\

: 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)

de·moc·ra·tizedde·moc·ra·tiz·ing

Full Definition of DEMOCRATIZE

transitive verb
:  to make democratic
de·moc·ra·ti·za·tion \-ˌmä-krə-tə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
de·moc·ra·tiz·er \-ˈmä-krə-ˌtī-zər\ noun
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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

First Known Use of DEMOCRATIZE

1798

Rhymes with DEMOCRATIZE

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