[rad-i-kuh-lahyz] /ˈræd ɪ kəˌlaɪz/

verb (used with object), radicalized, radicalizing.
to make or more , especially in politics.
verb (used without object), radicalized, radicalizing.
to become or more , especially in politics.
verb (transitive)
to make (a person) more radical

1820, from radical (adj.) + -ize. Related: Radicalized; radicalizing.


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