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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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  • As a result, many witnesses to this repression became radicalized.
British Dictionary definitions for radicalized

radicalize

/ˈrædɪkəˌlaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to make (a person) more radical
Derived Forms
radicalization, radicalisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for radicalized

radicalize

v.

1820, from radical (adj.) + -ize. Related: Radicalized; radicalizing.

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