v. po·lit·i·cized, po·lit·i·ciz·ing, po·lit·i·ciz·es
To engage in or discuss politics.
To make political: an official who politicized the response to the hurricane.
po·lit′i·ci·zation (-sĭ-zāshən) n.
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