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revolutionize

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verb rev·o·lu·tion·ize \-shə-ˌnīz\

Simple Definition of revolutionize

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

Full Definition of revolutionize

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

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to overthrow the established government of

  3. 2 :  to imbue with revolutionary doctrines

  4. 3 :  to change fundamentally or completely <revolutionize an industry>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  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.



1797

First Known Use of revolutionize

1797



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