verb[with object] (often as adjective politicized)
- 1Cause (an activity or event) to become political in character: art was becoming politicized attempts to politicize America’s curriculaMore example sentences
- Universities are centres of freedom of speech, granted, but we have to admit that this is a hugely politicized event being proposed at the one campus in Canada where this issue has exploded into violence.
- If judges are horribly political, politicized opposition to nominees is called for.
- When people protest the way the Administration is let off the hook until the election, of course, the charge will be that they are attempting to politicize the process.
- 1.1Make (someone) politically aware, especially by persuading them of the truth of views considered radical: we successfully politicized a generation of womenMore example sentences
- The polarizing of the population has been a wondrous gift to debate, and we are more politicized and aware than ever before.
- I was never politicized before that, but I had to come to grips with this latent fascism, otherwise I couldn't have unfolded as an artist at all.
- Rather than embittering or psychopathologizing him, his rape had politicized him, giving him a terrifying lucid insight into the idiotic evil of the male sex drive.
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- The statement said that the sudden appointments of new people to key diplomatic positions abroad was a cause of concern, as it could result in politicization of the diplomatic services.
- We hope Diversity Weekend will open a forum for discussing the politicization.
- This fact had most probably hindered the politicization of cultural exchange between Egypt and Europe despite inequality in the distribution of power.
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