revolutionize

verb rev·o·lu·tion·ize \ ˌre-və-ˈlü-shə-ˌnīz \
|Updated on: 11 Aug 2018

Definition of revolutionize

revolutionized; revolutionizing
1 : to overthrow the established government of
2 : to imbue with revolutionary doctrines
3 : to change fundamentally or completely
  • revolutionize an industry
: 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.

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First Known Use of revolutionize

1797

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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REVOLUTIONIZE Defined for English Language Learners

revolutionize

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

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

Definition of revolutionize for Students

revolutionized; revolutionizing
: to change greatly or completely
  • The invention of the airplane revolutionized travel.


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