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[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.


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