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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