Definitions for polarizeˈpoʊ ləˌraɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

po•lar•izeˈpoʊ ləˌraɪz(v.)-ized, -iz•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to cause polarization in.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  2. to divide into sharply opposing factions or groups:

    The controversy has polarized voters.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. to give polarity to.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  4. (v.i.)to become polarized.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

Origin of polarize:

1805–15

po`lar•iz`a•bil′i•ty(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. polarize, polarise(verb)

    cause to vibrate in a definite pattern

    "polarize light waves"

  2. polarize, polarise(verb)

    cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions

  3. polarize, polarise(verb)

    become polarized in a conflict or contrasting situation

Wiktionary

  1. polarize(Verb)

    To cause to have a polarization.

  2. polarize(Verb)

    To cause a group to be divided into extremes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Polarize(verb)

    to communicate polarity to

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