Democratize Definition

democratized, democratizes, democratizing
democratized, democratizes, democratizing
To make or become democratic.
Webster's New World
Democratize is defined as to change the governing structure of a society or group of people in order to make the governing body one that is ruled by the people, or to make something more widely available to everyone.
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.

Origin of Democratize

  • From French démocratiser.

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