territorialize

territorialize

[ter-i-tawr-ee-uh-lahyz, -tohr-]
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:
1810–20; territorial + -ize

territorialization, noun
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territorialize or territorialise (ˌtɛrɪˈtɔːrɪəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
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
 
territorialise or territorialise
 
vb
 
territoriali'zation or territorialise
 
n
 
territoriali'sation or territorialise
 
n

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