UK [ˌrevəˈluːʃəˌnaɪz] / US [ˌrevəˈluʃ(ə)nˌaɪz] verb [transitive]
Word forms "revolutionize":
present tense I/you/we/they revolutionize he/she/it revolutionizes present participle revolutionizing past tense revolutionized past participle revolutionized
to completely change the way that something is done, thought about, or made

Freud's ideas revolutionized our understanding of the mind.

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • revolutionize — rev‧o‧lu‧tion‧ize [ˌrevəˈluːʆənaɪz] also revolutionise verb [transitive] to completely change the way people think about something or the way something is done: • Swatch revolutionized the market for watches with its inexpensive watches aimed at… …   Financial and business terms

  • Revolutionize — Rev o*lu tion*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Revolutioniezed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Revolutionizing}.] To change completely, as by a revolution; as, to revolutionize a government. Ames. [1913 Webster] The gospel . . . has revolutionized his soul. J. M.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • revolutionize — index change, disobey, overthrow, rebel, reform, transform Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • revolutionize — (v.) 1797, to undergo a (political) revolution; see REVOLUTION (Cf. revolution) + IZE (Cf. ize). General sense of to change a thing completely and fundamentally is first recorded 1799. Related: Revolutionized; revolutionizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • revolutionize — (Amer.) ,rev·o lu·tion·ize || ‚revÉ™ luːʃnaɪz v. cause a revolution, overthrow an established government; cause a major change (also revolutionise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • revolutionize — (also revolutionise) ► VERB ▪ change radically or fundamentally …   English terms dictionary

  • revolutionize — [rev΄ə lo͞o′shə nīz΄] vt. revolutionized, revolutionizing 1. to make a complete and basic change in; alter drastically or radically [automation has revolutionized industry] 2. Rare to bring about a political revolution in …   English World dictionary

  • revolutionize — verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1797 transitive verb 1. to overthrow the established government of 2. to imbue with revolutionary doctrines 3. to change fundamentally or completely < revolutionize an industry > intransitive verb to engage in revolution …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • revolutionize — revolutionizer, n. /rev euh looh sheuh nuyz /, v.t., revolutionized, revolutionizing. 1. to bring about a revolution in; effect a radical change in: to revolutionize petroleum refining methods. 2. to subject to a political revolution. Also, esp.… …   Universalium

  • revolutionize — verb Revolutionize is used with these nouns as the object: ↑industry, ↑world …   Collocations dictionary

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