, -·tized·, -·tiz·ing
to develop into a bureaucracy; make or become bureaucratic
transitive verbbu·reauc·ra·tized, bu·reauc·ra·tiz·ing, bu·reauc·ra·tiz·es
To make into a bureaucracy or bring under bureaucratic control: “The failure of communication is built—or &ellipsis; bureaucratized—into the legal system” (Anatole Broyard).
(third-person singular simple present bureaucratizes, present participle bureaucratizing, simple past and past participle bureaucratized)
- To bring something under the control of a bureaucracy; to make bureaucratic.
From bureaucrat(ic) + -ize.