burglarize

[bur-gluh-rahyz]
verb (used with object), burglarized, burglarizing.
1.
to break into and steal from: Thieves burglarized the warehouse.
verb (used without object), burglarized, burglarizing.
2.
to commit burglary.
Also, especially British, burglarise.


Origin:
1870–75, Americanism; burglar + -ize

unburglarized, adjective

burglarize, mug, rip off, rob, steal (see synonym study at rob).
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burglarize or burglarise (ˈbɜːɡləˌraɪz)
 
vb
(US), (Canadian) (tr) to break into (a place) and steal from (someone); burgle
 
burglarise or burglarise
 
vb

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burglarize
1871, from burglary (q.v.) + -ize.
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Example sentences
The spies rent a house in order to burglarize each house in the neighborhood
  until they locate the car.
The witness believed that the suspects were about to burglarize the residence.
Police detectives believe these decorations may be a contributing factor in the
  selection of homes to burglarize.
Criminals can access your vehicle and use the remote entry to burglarize your
  house.
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