often capitalized

intransitive verb

: to think in Darwinian terms or ways
a philosopher with a tendency to Darwinize

transitive verb

: to convert to or imbue with a Darwinian point of view
Ibsen was Darwinized to the extent of exploiting heredity on the stageG. B. Shaw

Word History


C. R. Darwin + English -ize

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of darwinize was in 1867

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“Darwinize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/darwinize. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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