Meaning of POLARIZE in English
(~s, polarizing, ~d)
Note: in BRIT, also use 'polarise'
If something ~s people or if something ~s, two separate groups are formed with opposite opinions or positions.
Missile deployment did much to further ~ opinion in Britain...
As the car rental industry ~s, business will go to the bigger companies...
VERB: V n, V
Since Independence the electorate has been ~d equally between two parties.
There is increasing polarization between the blacks and whites in the US.
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012