English version

polarise

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpolarisepo‧lar‧ise /ˈpəʊləraɪz $ ˈpoʊ-/ verb [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 x-refa British spelling of polarize→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
polariseBecause glass is not a true crystalline solid, it will have no polarising effect on the light.The ceramic's crystals polarise in one of two alternate states when energised by an electric field.The trend to polarise in reading theory and practice is both unnecessary and unfortunate.The Schism, we may say, tragically helped to polarise increasingly strong nationalist attitudes towards the war.There are two major themes to be drawn out in this discussion which polarise it to some extent at opposite points.Debate tended to polarise - New Right and old Left.As a result, Uzzell reckons that the market is likely to polarise over the next few years.The current architectural debate has served to polarise popular opinion on modern architecture.
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Verb table
polarise
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypolarise
he, she, itpolarises
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypolarised
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave polarised
he, she, ithas polarised
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad polarised
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill polarise
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have polarised
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam polarising
he, she, itis polarising
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you, we, theyare polarising
Past
I, he, she, itwas polarising
you, we, theywere polarising
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been polarising
he, she, ithas been polarising
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been polarising
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be polarising
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been polarising
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Verb table
polarise (BrE)
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypolarise (BrE)
he, she, itpolarises (BrE)
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypolarised (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave polarised
he, she, ithas polarised
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad polarised
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill polarise
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have polarised
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam polarising
he, she, itis polarising
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you, we, theyare polarising
Past
I, he, she, itwas polarising
you, we, theywere polarising
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been polarising
he, she, ithas been polarising
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been polarising
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be polarising
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been polarising
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