from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To bring about a radical change in: Television has revolutionized news coverage.
- transitive v. To subject to a political or social revolution.
- transitive v. To fill with revolutionary principles.
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- v. to radically or significantly change, as in a revolution
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To change completely, as by a revolution.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. overthrow by a revolution, of governments
- v. change radically
- v. fill with revolutionary ideas
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She could not with a word revolutionize womankind, but she could at least be the herald to proclaim the dawn of the day during which the good seed was to be sown.
Also, revolutionize is spelled with a Z, not an S. I’m kind of confused on the time progression.
In the early thirties the word revolutionize enjoyed popularity and was altogether respectable, but a special poll invented by a special statistician would be the only means today by which to measure my success in revolutionizing American writing.
Mr. Hughes says new payment options RIM is testing will "revolutionize" his business.
Garcia says he is just trying to "revolutionize" San Francisco's schools, in the same way Hendrix's guitar playing transformed music.
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Now the pastor of an alternative church in Brooklyn, N.Y., Jay Bakker's new book, "Fall to Grace" probes the power of God's grace to "revolutionize" believers' relationships with God, each other and larger society.
Regardless of what one thinks about the program, all sides of the political spectrum can agree that programs which "revolutionize" federal policing should not be expanded in secret.
Can you imagine what Glenn Beck would do with "revolutionize" and "crusade" coming out of Obama's mouth?
Respectful of the budgetary constraints facing all levels of government, Bennett emphasizes the need to "revolutionize" city government.