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po·lar·ize

 (pō′lə-rīz′)
v. po·lar·ized, po·lar·iz·ing, po·lar·iz·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To induce polarization in or impart polarity to.
b. To design so as to permit light only of a certain polarization: Are these sunglasses polarized?
2. To cause to divide into two conflicting or opposing groups: The issue of slavery polarized the nation.
v.intr.
1. To acquire polarity.
2. To cause polarization of light or permit light of a certain polarization.
3. To become divided into two conflicting or opposing groups: The town is polarizing into opposing factions over the issue.

po′lar·iz′a·ble adj.
po′lar·iz′er n.

polarize

(ˈpəʊləˌraɪz) or

polarise

vb
1. to acquire or cause to acquire polarity
2. (General Physics) to acquire or cause to acquire polarization: to polarize light.
3. to cause people to adopt extreme opposing positions: to polarize opinion.
ˈpolarˌizable, ˈpolarˌisable adj

po•lar•ize

(ˈpoʊ ləˌraɪz)

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.t.
1. to cause polarization in.
2. to divide into sharply opposing factions or groups: The controversy has polarized voters.
3. to give polarity to.
v.i.
4. to become polarized.
[1805–15]
po′lar•iz`a•ble, adj.
po`lar•iz`a•bil′i•ty, n.

po·lar·ize

(pō′lə-rīz′)
1. To cause the positive and negative electric charges in an object, such as an atom or molecule, to become separated from each other. This is typically done by placing the object in an electric field.
2. To control the direction of the vibration of electromagnetic waves. Polarized light, for example, consists of electromagnetic waves that vibrate in a single plane, rather than in all directions as in ordinary light.

polarize


Past participle: polarized
Gerund: polarizing

Imperative
polarize
polarize
Present
I polarize
you polarize
he/she/it polarizes
we polarize
you polarize
they polarize
Preterite
I polarized
you polarized
he/she/it polarized
we polarized
you polarized
they polarized
Present Continuous
I am polarizing
you are polarizing
he/she/it is polarizing
we are polarizing
you are polarizing
they are polarizing
Present Perfect
I have polarized
you have polarized
he/she/it has polarized
we have polarized
you have polarized
they have polarized
Past Continuous
I was polarizing
you were polarizing
he/she/it was polarizing
we were polarizing
you were polarizing
they were polarizing
Past Perfect
I had polarized
you had polarized
he/she/it had polarized
we had polarized
you had polarized
they had polarized
Future
I will polarize
you will polarize
he/she/it will polarize
we will polarize
you will polarize
they will polarize
Future Perfect
I will have polarized
you will have polarized
he/she/it will have polarized
we will have polarized
you will have polarized
they will have polarized
Future Continuous
I will be polarizing
you will be polarizing
he/she/it will be polarizing
we will be polarizing
you will be polarizing
they will be polarizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been polarizing
you have been polarizing
he/she/it has been polarizing
we have been polarizing
you have been polarizing
they have been polarizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been polarizing
you will have been polarizing
he/she/it will have been polarizing
we will have been polarizing
you will have been polarizing
they will have been polarizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been polarizing
you had been polarizing
he/she/it had been polarizing
we had been polarizing
you had been polarizing
they had been polarizing
Conditional
I would polarize
you would polarize
he/she/it would polarize
we would polarize
you would polarize
they would polarize
Past Conditional
I would have polarized
you would have polarized
he/she/it would have polarized
we would have polarized
you would have polarized
they would have polarized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.polarize - cause to vibrate in a definite pattern; "polarize light waves"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
2.polarize - cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions
disunite, separate, part, divide - force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"
3.polarize - become polarized in a conflict or contrasting situation
divide, part, separate - come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
Translations
polarizovat

polarize

[ˈpəʊləraɪz]
A. VTpolarizar
B. VIpolarizarse

polarize

[ˈpəʊləraɪz] polarise (British) vt [+ people, opinions] → diviserPolaroid® [ˈpəʊlərɔɪd]
adj
[camera, picture, film] → Polaroïd® inv
[sunglasses] → en Polaroïd®
n (= photo) → Polaroïd® m

polarize

visich polarisieren

polarize

[ˈpəʊləˌraɪz] (also) (fig)
1. vtpolarizzare
2. vipolarizzarsi