Darwinize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Darwin +‎ -ize

Verb[edit]

Darwinize (third-person singular simple present Darwinizes, present participle Darwinizing, simple past and past participle Darwinized)

  1. (transitive) To cause to conform to Darwinism.
    • 2004, Richard C. Francis, Why men won't ask for directions: the seductions of sociobiology (page 166)
      Whereas Darwinian social scientists had sought to Darwinize manifest behavior by demonstrating its adaptiveness, the focus of evolutionary psychologists is on the "deeper" psychological mechanisms []

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