UK [pəˈlɪtɪsaɪz] / US [pəˈlɪtəˌsaɪz] verb [transitive]
Word forms "politicize":
present tense I/you/we/they politicize he/she/it politicizes present participle politicizing past tense politicized past participle politicized
1) to bring an issue, organization, way of doing something etc to the attention of the public so that it can be discussed

The tobacco issue is becoming too politicized.

2) to make someone more interested and involved in politics

In the 1960s, we successfully politicized a whole generation of women.

Derived word:
UK [pəˌlɪtɪsaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n] / US [pəˈlɪtəsɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n] noun uncountable

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • politicize — po|lit|i|cize [ pə lıtə,saız ] verb transitive 1. ) to bring an issue, organization, way of doing something, etc. to the attention of the public so that it can be discussed: The tobacco issue is becoming too politicized. 2. ) to make someone more …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English