politicize

Word family noun politician politics politicization politicking politico adjective political politicized apolitical politic verb politicize adverb politically
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpoliticizepo‧li‧ti‧cize (also politicise British English) /pəˈlɪtɪsaɪz/ verb [transitive] 1 POLITICSto make a subject or a situation more political The Olympic Games should not be politicized.2 to make someone become more involved in political activities He became politicised during his years in prison.politicized adjective Abortion is a highly politicized issue.politicization /pəˌlɪtəsaɪˈzeɪʃən $ -sə-/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
politicizeThe experiences of 1966 and the imprisonment of the three ministers politicized a number of ministers and elders in this way.The long-distance market is less politicized, he says.All Jack ever admitted to reading was the sports pages, and Polly had dreamt of politicizing him.The civil service found itself penetrated and politicized in the mid-1980s in a manner unknown since the days of Lloyd George.It is highly unlikely that any formal moves will be made to politicize senior civil service appointments.Implicit in that demand is the widespread sentiment among Republicans that Democrats egregiously politicized the ethics process during the Gingrich probe.Or should we politicize the principle of altruism on the grounds that it is no more than enlightened self-interest?Sheppard cautioned against politicizing the study's findings.highly politicizedThey were all friends, or friends of friends, of the original group and highly politicized.This is obviously easier in a relatively rational environment like Sunnyvale than in a highly politicized city or state.