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radicalize

[rad-i-kuh-lahyz] /ˈræd ɪ kəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), radicalized, radicalizing.
1.
to make radical or more radical, especially in politics.
verb (used without object), radicalized, radicalizing.
2.
to become radical or more radical, especially in politics.
Also, especially British, radicalise.
Origin
1815-1820
1815-20; radical + -ize
Related forms
radicalization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for radicalise

radicalize

/ˈrædɪkəˌlaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to make (a person) more radical
Derived Forms
radicalization, radicalisation, noun
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