de·​moc·​ra·​tize | \ di-ˈmä-krə-ˌtīz How to pronounce democratize (audio) \
democratized; democratizing

Definition of democratize

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democratization \ di-​ˌmä-​krə-​tə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce democratize (audio) \ noun
democratizer \ di-​ˈmä-​krə-​ˌtī-​zər How to pronounce democratize (audio) \ noun

Examples of democratize in a Sentence

Community leaders have had some success in democratizing the organization. There is internal pressure on the government to democratize. The magazine's goal is to democratize art. an effort to democratize politics
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First Known Use of democratize

1798, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for democratize

borrowed from French démocratiser, from démocratie democracy + -iser -ize

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26 Jun 2022

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“Democratize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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