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POLARIZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does polarize mean? 

POLARIZE (verb)
  The verb POLARIZE has 3 senses:

1. cause to vibrate in a definite pattern
2. cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions
3. become polarized in a conflict or contrasting situation

  Familiarity information: POLARIZE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


POLARIZE (verb)


Sense 1polarize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to vibrate in a definite pattern

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

polarise; polarize

Context example:

polarize light waves

Hypernyms (to "polarize" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Domain category:

natural philosophy; physical science; physics (the science of matter and energy and their interactions)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2polarize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

polarise; polarize

Hypernyms (to "polarize" is one way to...):

disunite; divide; part; separate (force, take, or pull apart)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 3polarize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become polarized in a conflict or contrasting situation

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

polarise; polarize

Hypernyms (to "polarize" is one way to...):

divide; part; separate (come apart)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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