[puh-lit-uh-sahyz] /pəˈlɪt əˌsaɪz/
verb (used with object), politicized, politicizing.
to bring a character or flavor to; make :
to politicize a private dispute.
verb (used without object), politicized, politicizing.
to engage in or discuss politics.
(transitive) to render political in tone, interest, or awareness
(intransitive) to participate in political discussion or activity
1758, “take up politics,” from politics + -ize. Meaning “to render political” is from 1846. Related: Politicized; politicizing. Earlier was politize (late 16c.), but this was rare.
[pol-i-tik] /ˈpɒl ɪ tɪk/ verb (used without object) 1. to engage in politicking. verb (used with object) 2. to influence, accomplish, or promote by politicking: Somehow he politicked the bill through both houses of Congress.
[puh-lit-i-koh] /pəˈlɪt ɪˌkoʊ/ noun, plural politicos. 1. a politician. 1. a combining form representing political, in compound words: politico-religious. /pəˈlɪtɪˌkəʊ/ noun (pl) -cos 1. an informal word for a politician (sense 1), politician (sense 3) combining form 1. denoting political or politics: politicoeconomic n. “politician, political agent,” usually in a derogatory sense, 1620s, from Italian […]
- Politics makes strange bedfellows
Political interests can bring together people who otherwise have little in common. This saying is adapted from a line in the play The Tempest, by William Shakespeare: “Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.” It is spoken by a man who has been shipwrecked and finds himself seeking shelter beside a sleeping monster.
[pol-i-tee] /ˈpɒl ɪ ti/ noun, plural polities. 1. a particular form or system of government: civil polity; ecclesiastical polity. 2. the condition of being constituted as a state or other organized community or body: The polity of ancient Athens became a standard for later governments. 3. government or administrative regulation: The colonists demanded independence in […]