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democratize

[dih-mok-ruh-tahyz] /dɪˈmɒk rəˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), democratized, democratizing.
1.
to make or become democratic.
Also, especially British, democratise.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < French démocratiser, equivalent to démocrate democrat + -iser -ize
Related forms
democratization, noun
democratizer, noun
de-democratization, noun
de-democratize, verb, de-democratized, de-democratizing.
redemocratization, noun
redemocratize, verb, redemocratized, redemocratizing.
undemocratization, noun
undemocratize, verb (used with object), undemocratized, undemocratizing.
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  • The latter was to render the process of democratization irreversible.
  • It favoured the democratization of the dutch political system.
British Dictionary definitions for democratization

democratize

/dɪˈmɒkrəˌtaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make democratic
Derived Forms
democratization, democratisation, noun
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Contemporary definitions for democratization
noun

See decommunization

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Word Origin and History for democratization
n.

1865; see democratize + -ation.

democratize

v.

1798 (transitive), 1840 (intransitive), from French démocratiser, from démocratie (see democracy). Greek demokratizein meant "to be on the democratic side."

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