Definition of passivize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

passivize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ˈpæsɪvaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæsɪvaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they passivize
BrE BrE//ˈpæsɪvaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæsɪvaɪz//
 
he / she / it passivizes
BrE BrE//ˈpæsɪvaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæsɪvaɪzɪz//
 
past simple passivized
BrE BrE//ˈpæsɪvaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæsɪvaɪzd//
 
past participle passivized
BrE BrE//ˈpæsɪvaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæsɪvaɪzd//
 
-ing form passivizing
BrE BrE//ˈpæsɪvaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæsɪvaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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passivize something (grammar) to put a verb into the passive form
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: passivize