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politicize

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verb po·lit·i·cize \pə-ˈli-tə-ˌsīz\

Simple Definition of politicize

  • : to relate (an idea, issue, etc.) to politics in a way that makes people less likely to agree

  • : to cause (someone) to become involved or interested in government or politics

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of politicize

politicized

politicizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to give a political tone or character to <an attempt to politicize the civil service>

politicization

play \-ˌli-tə-sə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of politicize in a sentence

  1. They have politicized the budget process.



Did You Know?

Sexual harassment was once seen as a private matter, but in the 1980s and '90s it became thoroughly politicized, with women loudly pressuring lawmakers to make it illegal. So, at the same time, the issue of sexual harassment politicized many women, who began to take an interest in political action because of it. In other words, we may speak of an issue becoming politicized, but also of a person or group becoming politicized.

1846

First Known Use of politicize

1846


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