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

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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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Recent Examples on the Web The Art of Music (2014) Lady Gaga’s explosive, eccentric rise to fame and her reputation for revolutionizing music. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week Sept. 15, 2019: ‘Alien,’ ‘Aliens’ and more," 13 Sep. 2019 The polymer involved in revolutionizing football helmets is a foam-rubber substance called liquid crystal elastomer (LCE). Jon Wilner, The Denver Post, "Head trauma research: Colorado projects (funded by the Pac-12) aim to reduce, and understand, concussions," 15 Aug. 2019 The polymer involved in revolutionizing football helmets is a foam-rubber substance called liquid crystal elastomer (LCE). Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, "Head trauma research: Colorado projects (funded by the Pac-12) aim to reduce, and understand, concussions," 14 Aug. 2019 Angel Mannion and the team at San Diego Opera put together an international gathering of artists and technology experts that are committed to revolutionizing the opera world. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Opera hackathon yields cutting-edge ideas to modernize 400-year-old art form," 4 Aug. 2019 She is credited with revolutionizing the magazine, expanding its purview from fashion to politics and in the process, capturing the nuances of young women. NBC News, "Former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth champions women of color in new book 'More Than Enough'," 3 June 2019 Proponents say bus rapid transit will revolutionize public transit in the city, even if San Francisco has discredited the idea that it can be put on streets quickly. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "City says it’s back on track with long-delayed Van Ness transit project," 18 Aug. 2019 Prose is revolutionizing haircare with custom, made-to-order formulas free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, mineral oils, and GMOs. Olivia Fleming, Harper's BAZAAR, "Clean Hair Care Is Hard—But Not Impossible," 12 Aug. 2019 Our hope is that sonogenetics revolutionizes the fields of neuroscience and medicine. Sreekanth Chalasani, The Conversation, "The new field of sonogenetics uses sound waves to control the behavior of brain cells," 9 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of revolutionize

1797, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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3 Nov 2019

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The first known use of revolutionize was in 1797

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revolutionize

verb
How to pronounce revolutionize (audio)

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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