politicize

[puh-lit-uh-sahyz] /pəˈlɪt əˌsaɪz/
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
Related forms
politicization, noun
depoliticization, noun
depoliticize, verb (used with object), depoliticized, depoliticizing.
nonpoliticization, noun
Can be confused
politicize, politick.
Example Sentences for politicize
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.
To politicize this tragedy adds further insult to injury.
It's not as though the cameras can politicize the proceedings any more than they already, integrally, are.
It would be fairer to call them an attempt to politicize criminal differences.
It's always pained me to see scientists give up their credibility as scientists to politicize things.
The main topic is muckraking on efforts to distort and politicize science.
Any attempt to politicize it--from either side of the aisle--must always be strongly resisted.
British Dictionary definitions for politicize
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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