politicize

[puh-lit-uh-sahyz]
verb (used with object), politicized, politicizing.
1.
to bring a political character or flavor to; make political: to politicize a private dispute.
verb (used without object), politicized, politicizing.
2.
to engage in or discuss politics.
Also, especially British, politicise.


Origin:
1750–60; politic(al) + -ize

politicization, noun
depoliticization, noun
depoliticize, verb (used with object), depoliticized, depoliticizing.
nonpoliticization, noun

politicize, politick.
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politicize or politicise (pəˈlɪtɪˌsaɪz)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to render political in tone, interest, or awareness
2.  (intr) to participate in political discussion or activity
 
politicise or politicise
 
vb
 
politici'zation or politicise
 
n
 
politici'sation or politicise
 
n

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Example sentences
To politicize the reduction of green house gas is one thing, to make it really
  work will be a totally different thing.
These people want to politicize science so they can manipulate it to give them
  the answers they want.
The report is, in effect, a mask for the effort to politicize the university
  even further.
We should never underestimate the obtuseness of those who would politicize
  science.
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