from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To bring about a radical change in.
  • transitive verb To subject to a political or social revolution.
  • transitive verb To fill with revolutionary principles.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To bring about a revolution in; effect a change in the political constitution of: as, to revolutionize a government.
  • To alter completely; effect a radical change in.
  • To undergo a revolution; become completely altered in social or political respects.
  • Also spelled revolutionise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To change completely, as by a revolution.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb to radically or significantly change, as in a revolution

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

  • verb overthrow by a revolution, of governments
  • verb change radically
  • verb fill with revolutionary ideas


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