Definition of conscientize in English:

conscientize

(also conscientise)

verb

  • with object Originally in Latin America: to make (a person, group, etc.) aware of social and political conditions, especially as a precursor to challenging inequalities of treatment or opportunity.

Origin

1960s. From conscient + -ize, after Portuguese conscientizar to make aware.

Pronunciation

conscientize

/ˈkɒnʃntʌɪz/