fanaticize

verb
fa·​nat·​i·​cize | \ fə-ˈna-tə-ˌsīz How to pronounce fanaticize (audio) \
fanaticized; fanaticizing

Definition of fanaticize

transitive verb

: to cause to become fanatic

First Known Use of fanaticize

1812, in the meaning defined above

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fanaticism

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“Fanaticize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fanaticize. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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