bureaucratize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bureaucrat(ic) +‎ -ize.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /bjʊəˈɹɒkɹətʌɪz/

Verb[edit]

bureaucratize (third-person singular simple present bureaucratizes, present participle bureaucratizing, simple past and past participle bureaucratized)

  1. To bring something under the control of a bureaucracy; to make bureaucratic.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 432:
      Measures aiming to centralize and bureaucratize the state's central finances [...] were also introduced, bringing greater economy and rationality to the Treasury.