verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1871 transitive verb 1. to break into and steal from <
burglarize a house
2. to commit burglary against intransitive verb to commit burglary

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • burglarize — bur·glar·ize / bər glə ˌrīz/ vt ized, iz·ing: to commit a burglary at burglarized the apartment Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • burglarize — 1871, from BURGLARY (Cf. burglary) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Burglarized; burglarizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • burglarize — (Amer.) bur·glar·ize || bɜːglÉ™raɪz v. rob, break in, steal (also burglarise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • burglarize — *rob, plunder, rifle, loot Analogous words: *steal, pilfer, filch, purloin, lift, pinch, snitch, cop, swipe: sack, pillage, *ravage, despoil …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • burglarize — ☆ burglarize [bʉr′glər īz΄ ] vt. burglarized, burglarizing to commit burglary in or upon …   English World dictionary

  • burglarize — UK [ˈbɜː(r)ɡləraɪz] / US [ˈbɜrɡləˌraɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms burglarize : present tense I/you/we/they burglarize he/she/it burglarizes present participle burglarizing past tense burglarized past participle burglarized American to burgle a …   English dictionary

  • burglarize — burgle, burglarize Burgle is a BrE back formation from burglar; burglarize, although the regular word in AmE, is treated with the same disapproval on this side of the Atlantic as burgle once was …   Modern English usage

  • burglarize — verb To enter and commit theft from a house, store, or other enclosed place. This attempt to burglarize the house betrayed the caliber of the enemy. Syn: burgle See Also …   Wiktionary

  • burglarize — /berr gleuh ruyz /, v., burglarized, burglarizing. v.t. 1. to break into and steal from: Thieves burglarized the warehouse. v.i. 2. to commit burglary. Also, esp. Brit., burglarise. [1870 75, Amer.; BURGLAR + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • burglarize — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To enter forcibly or illegally: break in. Law: trespass. See CRIMES, ENTER …   English dictionary for students

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