proletarianise

proletarianize

[proh-li-tair-ee-uh-nahyz]
verb (used with object), proletarianized, proletarianizing.
1.
to convert or transform into a member or members of the proletariat: to proletarianize the middle class.
2.
to change to or adopt (the language, manners, etc.) of the proletariat.
Also, especially British, proletarianise.


Origin:
1885–90; proletarian + -ize

proletarianization, noun
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