territorialize

verb

ter·​ri·​to·​ri·​al·​ize ˌter-ə-ˈtȯr-ē-ə-ˌlīz How to pronounce territorialize (audio)
territorialized; territorializing

transitive verb

: to organize on a territorial basis
territorialization noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Sumner and Stevens’s plan to territorialize the Confederate states might have kept any reinvigorated Southern elite from storming back into Congress and joining forces with their one-time Northern Democratic allies. Allen C. Guelzo, Time, 30 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of territorialize was in 1818

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Cite this Entry

“Territorialize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/territorialize. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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