from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To engage in or discuss politics.
  • intransitive verb To make political.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To occupy one's self with polities; discuss political questions. Also spelled politicise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To discuss politics
  • verb transitive To give something political characteristics; to turn into a political issue
  • verb transitive To make someone politically active or aware

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb give a political character to


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word politicize.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.