Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To develop industry in (a country or society, for example).
  • transitive v. To organize (the production of something) as an industry.
  • intransitive v. To become industrial.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to develop industry; to become industrial
  • v. to manufacture on an industrial scale or using industrial methods
  • v. to organize along industrial lines

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To make industrial; to develop so that most of the working population is engaged in non-agricultural labor; to develop economically; -- of nations or geographical areas.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To imbue with the spirit of industrialism; interest in industrial pursuits.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. organize (the production of something) into an industry
  • v. develop industry; become industrial

Etymologies

industrial +‎ -ize (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In a comprehensive study called "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," analysts at CLSA cite new pressures in Asia to "industrialize" food production as a trend that could favor multinationals such as American agribusiness giant Cargill.

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  • "To Jonathan's credit, he's been able to 'industrialize' our strategies or playbooks to the point that they are presented in a format that provides ease of knowledge transfer from thought leaders and strategists that support him to buyers and managers in countries where IBM procures HR services," says Edward O'Donnell, global sourcing manager, IBM Integrated Supply Chain.

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  • The new grant funds awarded by CIRM will be used by BioTime to "industrialize" the manufacture of the purified cell types for therapeutic applications.

    NBC Dallas-Fort Worth - News Top Stories

  • "industrialize" biology and make manipulated genes and altered species patentable.

    Chapter 9

  • Miners are concerned that resource nationalism is leading governments like Baluchistan to push for a greater take in the profits of projects through increased equity stakes, taxes or royalties, at a time when companies are struggling to satisfy the voracious appetite of emerging economies like China as they rapidly industrialize.

    Pakistan Gold-Copper Project Faces More Obstacles

  • "It must industrialize the country, generate skills and boost much-needed job creation."

    South Africa's Zuma Says Upgrades Will Add Jobs

  • In honor of Earth Day, click here to tell these companies that you oppose their plans to industrialize Bristol Bay.

    Robert Redford: As Companies Gather for Shareholder Meetings, Opposition to Bristol Bay Mine Mounts

  • He felt very strongly that communism was all but necessary for undeveloped nations to industrialize.

    Matthew Yglesias » Overestimating the USSR

  • Military rulers who held power from 1964 to 1985 used the bank to industrialize the country further.

    The Easy Credit That Fueled Brazil's Boom Now Imperils It

  • And that will be very important to know as far as our long term ability to commercialize and industrialize the lunar surface is concerned.

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