id·​i·​ot·​ize | \ -ətˌīz, -əˌtīz \

Definition of idiotize

: to make a fool of : cause to become or behave like an idiot

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First Known Use of idiotize

1775, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for idiotize

idiot entry 1 + -ize

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“Idiotize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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