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REVOLUTIONIZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does revolutionize mean? 

REVOLUTIONIZE (verb)
  The verb REVOLUTIONIZE has 3 senses:

1. change radically
2. overthrow by a revolution, of governments
3. fill with revolutionary ideas

  Familiarity information: REVOLUTIONIZE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REVOLUTIONIZE (verb)


Sense 1revolutionize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Change radically

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

revolutionize; revolutionise; overturn

Context example:

E-mail revolutionized communication in academe

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

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

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 2revolutionize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Overthrow by a revolution, of governments

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

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

bring down; overthrow; overturn; subvert (cause the downfall of; of rulers)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3revolutionize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fill with revolutionary ideas

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

revolutionise; revolutionize; inspire

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

indoctrinate (teach doctrines to; teach uncritically)

Sentence frames:

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


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