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tr.v. rad·i·cal·ized, rad·i·cal·iz·ing, rad·i·cal·iz·es
To make radical or more radical: "Many, probably most, of those have been radicalized by their experiences among the poor" (Conor Cruise O'Brien).

rad′i·cal·i·za′tion (-kə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(ˈrædɪkəˌlaɪz) or


vb (tr)
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to make (a person) more radical
ˌradicaliˈzation, ˌradicaliˈsation n
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(ˈræd ɪ kəˌlaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to make radical or more radical, esp. in politics.
rad`i•cal•i•za′tion, n.
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Past participle: radicalized
Gerund: radicalizing

I radicalize
you radicalize
he/she/it radicalizes
we radicalize
you radicalize
they radicalize
I radicalized
you radicalized
he/she/it radicalized
we radicalized
you radicalized
they radicalized
Present Continuous
I am radicalizing
you are radicalizing
he/she/it is radicalizing
we are radicalizing
you are radicalizing
they are radicalizing
Present Perfect
I have radicalized
you have radicalized
he/she/it has radicalized
we have radicalized
you have radicalized
they have radicalized
Past Continuous
I was radicalizing
you were radicalizing
he/she/it was radicalizing
we were radicalizing
you were radicalizing
they were radicalizing
Past Perfect
I had radicalized
you had radicalized
he/she/it had radicalized
we had radicalized
you had radicalized
they had radicalized
I will radicalize
you will radicalize
he/she/it will radicalize
we will radicalize
you will radicalize
they will radicalize
Future Perfect
I will have radicalized
you will have radicalized
he/she/it will have radicalized
we will have radicalized
you will have radicalized
they will have radicalized
Future Continuous
I will be radicalizing
you will be radicalizing
he/she/it will be radicalizing
we will be radicalizing
you will be radicalizing
they will be radicalizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been radicalizing
you have been radicalizing
he/she/it has been radicalizing
we have been radicalizing
you have been radicalizing
they have been radicalizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been radicalizing
you will have been radicalizing
he/she/it will have been radicalizing
we will have been radicalizing
you will have been radicalizing
they will have been radicalizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been radicalizing
you had been radicalizing
he/she/it had been radicalizing
we had been radicalizing
you had been radicalizing
they had been radicalizing
I would radicalize
you would radicalize
he/she/it would radicalize
we would radicalize
you would radicalize
they would radicalize
Past Conditional
I would have radicalized
you would have radicalized
he/she/it would have radicalized
we would have radicalized
you would have radicalized
they would have radicalized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.radicalize - make more radical in social or political outlook; "Her work in the developing world radicalized her"
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"
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[ˈrædɪkəˌlaɪz] VTradicalizar
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[ˈrædɪkəlaɪz] vt (frm) → radicalizzare
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