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polarizeverb [T]

(UK usually polarise) uk   /ˈpəʊ.lə.raɪz/  us   /ˈpoʊ-/
to ​cause something, ​especially something that ​contains different ​people or ​opinions, to ​divide into two ​completelyopposinggroups: The ​debate is ​becoming polarized and there ​seems to be no ​middleground.
polarization
noun [U] (UK usually polarisation) uk   /ˌpəʊ.lə.raɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌpoʊ.lɚ.ə-/
The polarization of ​society intorich and ​poor can ​clearly be ​seen in ​urbanareas.
(Definition of polarize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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polarizeverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈpoʊ·ləˌrɑɪz/

polarize verb [I/T] (DIVIDE OPINIONS)

to ​causepeople in a ​group to have ​opposingpositions: [T] The ​propertytaxissue polarized the ​citycouncil.

polarize verb [I/T] (LIGHT)

physics [T] to ​causelight to ​travel in a ​particularpattern, ​rather than going in all ​directions at ​once
polarization
noun [U]  /ˌpoʊ·lə·rəˈzeɪ·ʃən/
(Definition of polarize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"polarize" in Business English

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polarizeverb [T]

(UK also polarise) uk   us   /ˈpəʊləraɪz/
to cause ​people or ​opinions to be ​divided into two ​opposinggroups: The ​subject of ​interestrates continues to polarize the ​businesscommunity.
(Definition of polarize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “polarize”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使两极分化,使截然对立…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使兩極分化,使截然對立…
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