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

transitive verb

: to cause to become fanatic

Word History

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fanaticize was in 1812

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Cite this Entry

“Fanaticize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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