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revolutionize

revolutionize

verb rev·o·lu·tion·ize \-shə-ˌnīz\

: to change (something) very much or completely : to cause a revolution in (something)

rev·o·lu·tion·izedrev·o·lu·tion·iz·ing

Full Definition of REVOLUTIONIZE

transitive verb
1
:  to overthrow the established government of
2
:  to imbue with revolutionary doctrines
3
:  to change fundamentally or completely <revolutionize an industry>
intransitive verb
:  to engage in revolution
rev·o·lu·tion·iz·er noun

Examples of REVOLUTIONIZE

  1. The invention of the airplane revolutionized travel.
  2. This new drug may revolutionize cancer treatment.
  3. This discovery has revolutionized our understanding of how the human brain works.

First Known Use of REVOLUTIONIZE

1797

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