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radicalize Line breaks: rad¦ic¦al|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈradɪklʌɪz/
(also radicalise)

Definition of radicalize in English:


[with object]
Cause (someone) to adopt radical positions on political or social issues: some of those involved had been radicalized by the Vietnam War
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  • That political process radicalised people and helped empower them.
  • Most impressive of all, perhaps, is evidence that the war is radicalising students out of the political apathy that has characterised them throughout the 90s.
  • That begins to radicalize people, whether it is farmers, or workers in the 1890s, or the millions of people who lost everything from nest eggs in banks to jobs during the Depression.
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