from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To engage in or discuss politics.
- intransitive verb To make political.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To occupy one's self with polities; discuss political questions. Also spelled
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- verb intransitive To
- verb transitive To give something
politicalcharacteristics; to turn into a political issue
- verb transitive To make someone politically
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb give a political character to
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The Republicans, with only a couple of exceptions have been overwhelmingly silent on the issue, and in some cases, like the MI AG, have come out against doing anything to help consumers (because he didn't want to "politicize" the issue).
Bernanke hides behind the widely-shared premise that Congress should not "politicize" monetary policy.
Duh, there was no need to "politicize" RomneyCare as socialism because Mitt Romney is not a socialist.
Some bishops insist, despite Vatican instruction to the contrary, that such a move would "politicize" the Eucharist.
Since when was it bad to "politicize" international, uh, politics?
Moderate senators should act on principle and not let selfish interest "politicize" their vote, in deference to their fallen colleague.
I know I will be called "politically naive," but I feel that to give in on the evidence before we have even fought the fight is to repeat mistakes made on PEPFAR, the recent stimulus bill, and any number of other policy issues where we either put our lowest ask on the table first without a fight or caved to conservative political pressure to once again "politicize" a public health issue.
Several committee Republicans raised concerns that the White House would "politicize" the census, which determines congressional seats and many government funding apportionments.
How, exactly, does one "politicize" a political assassination?
By the exact same people who are now warning not to "politicize" Kennedy's funeral.