radical ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something. 2) advocating thorough political or social reform; politically extreme. 3) departing from tradition; innovative or progressive. 4) (of surgery) thorough and intended to be completely curative. 5) Mathematics of the root of a number or quantity. 6) of or coming from the root or stem base of a plant. 7) informal, chiefly N. Amer. excellent.
NOUN 1) an advocate of radical political or social reform. 2) Chemistry a group of atoms behaving as a unit in a number of compounds.
DERIVATIVES radicalism noun radicalize (also radicalise) verb radically adverb radicalness noun.
ORIGIN Latin radicalis, from radix 'root' .

English terms dictionary. 2015.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • radicalize — (Amer.) rad·i·cal·ize || rædɪkÉ™laɪz v. make extreme, make radical or more radical (also radicalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • radicalize — [rad′i kəlīz΄] vt., vi. radicalized, radicalizing to make or become politically radical radicalization n …   English World dictionary

  • radicalize — UK [ˈrædɪkəlaɪz] / US [ˈrædɪk(ə)lˌaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms radicalize : present tense I/you/we/they radicalize he/she/it radicalizes present participle radicalizing past tense radicalized past participle radicalized to make a person,… …   English dictionary

  • radicalize — [[t]ræ̱dɪkəlaɪz[/t]] radicalizes, radicalizing, radicalized VERB If something radicalizes a process, situation, or person, it makes them more radical. [V n] He says the opposition will radicalize its demands if these conditions aren t met... [V… …   English dictionary

  • radicalize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1830 to make radical especially in politics • radicalization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • radicalize — radicalization, n. /rad i keuh luyz /, v., radicalized, radicalizing. v.t. 1. to make radical or more radical, esp. in politics. v.i. 2. to become radical or more radical, esp. in politics. Also, esp. Brit., radicalise. [1815 20; RADICAL + IZE] * …   Universalium

  • radicalize — verb to make radical …   Wiktionary

  • radicalize — rad|i|cal|ize also radicalise BrE [ˈrædıkəlaız] v [T] to make people accept new and different ideas, especially ideas about complete social and political change …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • radicalize — rad|i|cal|ize [ rædıkl,aız ] verb transitive to make a person, group, or system more RADICAL …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • radicalize — rad·i·cal·ize …   English syllables

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”