revolutionize

[rev-uh-loo-shuh-nahyz]
verb (used with object), revolutionized, revolutionizing.
1.
to bring about a revolution in; effect a radical change in: to revolutionize petroleum refining methods.
2.
to subject to a political revolution.
Also, especially British, revolutionise.


Origin:
1790–1800; revolution + -ize

revolutionizer, noun
quasi-revolutionized, adjective
unrevolutionized, adjective
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revolutionize or revolutionise (ˌrɛvəˈluːʃəˌnaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to bring about a radical change in: science has revolutionized civilization
2.  to inspire or infect with revolutionary ideas: they revolutionized the common soldiers
3.  to cause a revolution in (a country, etc)
 
revolutionise or revolutionise
 
vb
 
revo'lutionizer or revolutionise
 
n
 
revo'lutioniser or revolutionise
 
n

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Example sentences
The availability of journals electronically has revolutionized literature
  research.
Changes which came about in the thirties well-nigh revolutionized the
  newspapers.
But the military manner was revolutionized by the war.
Above all, he revolutionized the way papers were distributed.
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