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

     

    politicize

     verb
    (British English also -ise)verb
    BrE BrE//pəˈlɪtɪsaɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pəˈlɪtɪsaɪz//
     
    [often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they politicize
    BrE BrE//pəˈlɪtɪsaɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pəˈlɪtɪsaɪz//
     
    he / she / it politicizes
    BrE BrE//pəˈlɪtɪsaɪzɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pəˈlɪtɪsaɪzɪz//
     
    past simple politicized
    BrE BrE//pəˈlɪtɪsaɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pəˈlɪtɪsaɪzd//
     
    past participle politicized
    BrE BrE//pəˈlɪtɪsaɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pəˈlɪtɪsaɪzd//
     
    -ing form politicizing
    BrE BrE//pəˈlɪtɪsaɪzɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pəˈlɪtɪsaɪzɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1politicize something to make something a political issue the highly politicized issue of unemployment
  2. 2politicize somebody/something to make somebody/something become more involved in politics The rural population has become increasingly politicized in recent years.
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