industrialize
industrialize industrialize v. t. & i. To make industrial; to develop so that most of the working population is engaged in non-agricultural labor; to develop economically; -- of nations or geographical areas; as, to industrialize underdeveloped nations. [PJC]

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  • industrialize — in‧dus‧tri‧al‧ize [ɪnˈdʌstriəlaɪz] also industrialise verb [intransitive, transitive] ECONOMICS if a country or area industrializes or is industrialized, it develops a lot of industry for the first time: • Argentina was one of the first Latin… …   Financial and business terms

  • industrialize — (v.) 1852, from INDUSTRIAL (Cf. industrial) + IZE (Cf. ize), or else from Fr. industrialiser (1842), from M.L. industrialis. Related: Industrialized; industrializing …   Etymology dictionary

  • industrialize — (Amer.) in dus·tri·al·ize || ɪn dÊŒstrɪəlaɪz v. develop industry; become industrial; make industrial, bring large numbers of industries into an area (also industrialise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • industrialize — (also industrialise) ► VERB (often as adj. industrialized) ▪ develop industries in (a country or region) on a wide scale. DERIVATIVES industrialization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • industrialize — [in dus′trē əlīz΄] vt. industrialized, industrializing 1. to make industrial; establish or develop industrialism in 2. to organize as an industry vi. to become industrial industrialization n …   English World dictionary

  • industrialize — UK [ɪnˈdʌstrɪəlaɪz] / US [ɪnˈdʌstrɪəˌlaɪz] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms industrialize : present tense I/you/we/they industrialize he/she/it industrializes present participle industrializing past tense industrialized past participle… …   English dictionary

  • industrialize — verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1886 transitive verb to make industrial < industrialize an agricultural region > intransitive verb to become industrial • industrialization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • industrialize — industrialization, n. /in dus tree euh luyz /, v., industrialized, industrializing. v.t. 1. to introduce industry into (an area) on a large scale. 2. to convert to the ideals, methods, aims, etc., of industrialism. v.i. 3. to undergo… …   Universalium

  • industrialize — verb a) to develop industry; to become industrial b) to manufacture on an industrial scale or using industrial methods …   Wiktionary

  • industrialize — Synonyms and related words: accomplish, achieve, act, be productive, bring about, bring into being, bring to fruition, cause, commercialize, do, effectuate, engineer, execute, mass produce, overproduce, perform, produce, realize, volume produce,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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