radicalize

verb rad·i·cal·ize \ ˈra-di-kə-ˌlīz \
Updated on: 11 Jan 2018

Definition of radicalize

radicalized; radicalizing
transitive verb
: to make radical especially in politics

radicalization

play \ˌra-di-kə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of radicalize in a Sentence

  1. The war has radicalized an entire generation of young people.

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First Known Use of radicalize

1830


RADICALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

radicalize

verb

Definition of radicalize for English Language Learners

  • : to cause (someone or something) to become more radical especially in politics



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