Meaning of POLARIZE in English

POLARIZE

po ‧ lar ‧ ize BrE AmE ( also polarise British English ) /ˈpəʊləraɪz $ ˈpoʊ-/ verb [intransitive and transitive] formal

to divide into clearly separate groups with opposite beliefs, ideas, or opinions, or to make people do this:

The issue has polarized the country.

—polarization /ˌpəʊləraɪˈzeɪʃ ə n $ ˌpoʊlərə-/ noun [uncountable]

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