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politicize

verb
     
po‧li‧ti‧cize also politicise British English [transitive]
1 to make a subject or a situation more political:
The Olympic Games should not be politicized.
2 to make someone become more involved in political activities:
He became politicised during his years in prison.
politicized adjective:
Abortion is a highly politicized issue.
politicization noun [uncountable]

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