depoliticize

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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depoliticize or depoliticise (ˌdiːpəˈlɪtɪˌsaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to deprive of a political nature; render apolitical: two years on the committee totally depoliticized him
 
depoliticise or depoliticise
 
vb

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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