revolutionize

play
verb rev·o·lu·tion·ize \-shə-ˌnīz\

Definition of revolutionize

revolutionized

;

revolutionizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to overthrow the established government of

  3. 2 :  to imbue with revolutionary doctrines

  4. 3 :  to change fundamentally or completely revolutionize an industry

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to engage in revolution

revolutionizer

noun

Examples of revolutionize in a Sentence

  1. The invention of the airplane revolutionized travel.

  2. This new drug may revolutionize cancer treatment.

  3. This discovery has revolutionized our understanding of how the human brain works.

Recent Examples of revolutionize from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'revolutionize'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

1797

First Known Use of revolutionize

1797


REVOLUTIONIZE Defined for English Language Learners

revolutionize

play
verb

Definition of revolutionize for English Language Learners

  • : to change (something) very much or completely : to cause a revolution in (something)


REVOLUTIONIZE Defined for Kids

revolutionize

play
verb rev·o·lu·tion·ize \ˌre-və-ˈlü-shə-ˌnīz\

Definition of revolutionize for Students

revolutionized

;

revolutionizing

  1. :  to change greatly or completely The invention of the airplane revolutionized travel.



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up revolutionize? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

clear to the understanding

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!