polarize

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From French polariser.

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polarize (third-person singular simple present polarizes, present participle polarizing, simple past and past participle polarized)

  1. (transitive, US) To cause to have a polarization.
  2. (transitive, US) To cause a group to be divided into extremes.
    • 2022 April 26, Cara Lombardo; Meghan Bobrowsky; Georgia Wells, “Musk Strikes Deal to Buy Twitter”, in The Wall Street Journal, volume 279, number 96, Dow Jones & Company, News Corp, page 1:
      The deal has polarized Twitter employees, users, and regulators over the power tech giants wield in determining the parameters of acceptable discourse on the internet and how those companies enforce their rules.

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