revolutionize

verb
rev·​o·​lu·​tion·​ize | \ ˌre-və-ˈlü-shə-ˌnīz How to pronounce revolutionize (audio) \
revolutionized; revolutionizing

Definition of revolutionize

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

: to engage in revolution

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Other Words from revolutionize

revolutionizer noun

Examples of revolutionize in a Sentence

The invention of the airplane revolutionized travel. This new drug may revolutionize cancer treatment. This discovery has revolutionized our understanding of how the human brain works.
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Improvements in deep learning in recent years have truly revolutionized the world of machine vision, and visual content online is often as legible to machines as text. James Vincent, The Verge, "Facebook’s image outage reveals how the company’s AI tags your photos," 3 July 2019 Nearly silent and needing no gasoline, the ion drive airplane has the potential to offset some of the biggest environmental impacts of air transportation, revolutionizing flight in ways Brown could scarcely have imagined. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, "The Origins of Flight, From Birds to Bugs to Planes," 21 June 2019 Deepfake video is just one part of how AI is revolutionizing disinformation. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Top AI researchers race to detect ‘deepfake’ videos: ‘We are outgunned’," 13 June 2019 Deepfake video is just one part of how AI is revolutionizing disinformation. Drew Harwell, Anchorage Daily News, "Top AI researchers race to detect ‘deepfake’ videos: ‘We are outgunned’," 13 June 2019 Deepfake video is just one part of how AI is revolutionizing disinformation. Drew Harwell, Washington Post, "Top AI researchers race to detect “deepfake” videos: “We are outgunned”," 12 June 2019 When Amazon kicked off the drone delivery space in 2013 by revealing a project to drop packages in customers' yards, experts said the concept could revolutionize how things are brought to us. Matt Mcfarland, CNN, "Alphabet is betting big on moonshots but so are startups," 5 June 2019 Fifty years after its birth, the save has made millionaires and revolutionized relief. Emma Baccellieri, SI.com, "How Major League Baseball Adopted the Save—and Changed the Game Forever," 4 June 2019 Rihanna cannot, and frankly should not have to, revolutionize the industry on her own. Tanisha C. Ford, The Atlantic, "The Radical Fashion Roots of Rihanna’s Fenty Line," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of revolutionize

1797, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of revolutionize was in 1797

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More Definitions for revolutionize

revolutionize

verb

English Language Learners Definition of revolutionize

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

revolutionize

verb
rev·​o·​lu·​tion·​ize | \ ˌre-və-ˈlü-shə-ˌnīz How to pronounce revolutionize (audio) \
revolutionized; revolutionizing

Kids Definition of revolutionize

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

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