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"politicize" in British English

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politicizeverb [T often passive]

(UK usually politicise) uk   /pəˈlɪt.ɪ.saɪz/  us   /-ˈlɪt̬.ə-/
to make something or someone ​political, or more ​involved in or ​conscious of ​politicalmatters: The ​wholeissue has ​becomeincreasingly politicized. a ​highly politicized ​debate
(Definition of politicize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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politicizeverb [T]

 us   /pəˈlɪt̬·əˌsɑɪz/
politics & government to make an ​organization, ​individual, or ​activitypolitical or more ​aware of ​politicalmatters: Law ​enforcement should not be politicized.
(Definition of politicize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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