- When there is a dictatorship in place and people revolt and the new leaders try to institute a system where everyone votes and decisions are made collectively, this is an example of democratize.
- When a new machine comes out that makes mass production of silk easier and suddenly everyone can afford to buy silk and not just the wealthy, this is an example of a time when the machine democratizes.
intransitive verb-·tized·, -·tiz·ing
Origin of democratizeFrench démocratiser from Medieval Latin democratizare from Classical Greek d?mokratizein
transitive verbde·moc·ra·tized, de·moc·ra·tiz·ing, de·moc·ra·tiz·es
(third-person singular simple present democratizes, present participle democratizing, simple past and past participle democratized)
- To make democratic.
From French démocratiser.