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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·za′tion (-sĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(pəˈlɪtɪsaɪzd) or


(of a person) interested in politics(of a thing or issue) overly influenced by politics
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[pəˈlɪtɪsaɪzd] politicised (British) adj (British)politisé(e)
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The government expressed in a statement today, published by Yemen's official news agency, its disappointment with some international mechanisms in dealing with the Yemeni crisis, which has politicized its mandate in a way that complicates the situation in Yemen.
The Iranian ambassador further noted that "politicized calls on Iranians to not exercize their right to visit their homeland is a matter of regret".
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