Definition of politize in English:

politize

(also politise)

verb

  • 1no object To engage in political affairs or relations; to be political.

  • 2with object To educate (a person) in politics; to politicize (an issue or policy).

Origin

Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From polity + -ize. Compare post-classical Latin politizare to have a constitution, to practise statecraft, Middle French politiser (of a political entity, e.g. a city) to govern, French politiser to educate (a person) in politics, to politicize (an issue), German politisieren to talk about politics, to educate (a person) in politics, to make (a person) politically aware.

Pronunciation

politize

/ˈpɒlɪtʌɪz/