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territorialize

[ter-i-tawr-ee-uh-lahyz, -tohr-] /ˌtɛr ɪˈtɔr i əˌlaɪz, -ˈtoʊr-/
verb (used with object), territorialized, territorializing.
1.
to extend by adding new territory.
2.
to reduce to the status of a territory.
3.
to make territorial.
Also, especially British, territorialise.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; territorial + -ize
Related forms
territorialization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for territorialize

territorialize

/ˌtɛrɪˈtɔːrɪəˌlaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to make a territory of
2.
to place on a territorial basis the militia was territorialized
3.
to enlarge (a country) by acquiring more territory
4.
to make territorial
Derived Forms
territorialization, territorialisation, noun
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