• WordNet 3.6
    • v radicalize make more radical in social or political outlook "Her work in the developing world radicalized her"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • radicalize To make radical; cause to conform to radical ideas, or to political radicalism.
    • radicalize To become radical; adopt or carry out radical principles, or the doctrines of political radicalism.
    • radicalize Also spelled radicalise.
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  • Mark Twain
    “The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.”
  • Mark Twain
    “The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.”
  • Samuel Butler
    “The healthy stomach is nothing if it is not conservative. Few radicals have good digestions.”
  • Alice Walker
    “The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one's people that has not previously been taken into account.”
  • John Fischer
    John Fischer
    “What this country needs is radicals who will stay that way regardless of the creeping years.”
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    “A radical is a man with both feet firmly planted in the air.”


In literature:

He met with little thanks for his advice from the sufferers, who demanded a radical cure.
"Victorian Worthies" by George Henry Blore
And you think your father would have been a Radical!
"Mary Gray" by Katharine Tynan
Heaven knows there is need of earnest, effective radical workers.
"Susan B. Anthony" by Alma Lutz
That contact radically changed her.
"Quiet Talks on Power" by S.D. Gordon
What other conclusion can we come to, then, than that ambition for country must be subjected to radical educational influences?
"The Psychology of Nations" by G.E. Partridge
Between the two stand the Centre, the Radicals, and the National Liberals.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
At these one boy was usually compelled to represent the Whig and another to figure as the unpopular Radical.
"The Willoughby Captains" by Talbot Baines Reed
This, again, suggests that there is nothing radically new in the so-called love of nature.
"English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century" by Leslie Stephen
About these people the writer will presently have occasion to say a good deal, and also of real Radicals.
"The Romany Rye a sequel to "Lavengro"" by George Borrow
The old Norwegian traditions of the Radical party were as deeply rooted as ever in the political life of Norway.
"The Swedish-Norwegian Union Crisis" by Karl Nordlund

In poetry:

I think that Samuel Johnson said
His side had won the day,
Had not we women radicals
Just got right in the way.
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins
Then, in the future that we see,
Bamford, the Radical, shall live anew,
And be proclaim'd abroad, as he
Who fought for Freedom when her friends were few!
"Lines, to Mr. Samuel Bamford, on his seventy-sixth birthday, February 28th, 1864." by Samuel Bamford
So I turn tory for the nonce,
And think the radical a bore,
Who cannot see, thick-witted dunce,
That what was good for people once
Must be as good forevermore.
"The Optimist" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

I f you want to read a radical critique of twenty-first century American capitalism, skip the Daily Worker and go straight to Wall Street.
Erin Go Bonkers A radical proposal for the desperately needed reform of the Irish Church.
Radical Uterus, January 26, 2011.
From time to time we are accused of being unfair in labeling some enemies of the coal industry as "environmental radicals.".
Send US Marshals to compel 'radical' judges to explain rulings.
Our war has radicalized Pakistanis, turning many against the West and their own government.
The Union flag could be flying in Dublin after a radical report into the declining fortunes of the Republic's tourism industry suggested it would make British visitors feel more comfortable.
Radical Islam rises in US ally Ethiopia.
Mali arrests French radical Ibrahim Ouattara 'for Islamist ties'.
The Icarus Project has become an outspoken advocacy organization for the idea of radical mental health.
Radical mental health asks if being "different" is something that requires treatment, or can sometimes be recognized as just a different way of being.
Mark Potok is an expert on the American radical right and the director of the Intelligence Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala.
Broadway loser '9 to 5' radically retools for the road with new director Jeff Calhoun and Ken Foy's new set design.
Boeing and other companies have found a radical new way to harness that creative energy.
The most radically anti-life administration in American history is on the march.

In science:

We also prove that in the same case, I∆ is radical.
Random Variables with Completely Independent Subcollections
Theorem 23 is an application of principal radical systems.
Random Variables with Completely Independent Subcollections
For each of these results we will use principal radical systems.
Random Variables with Completely Independent Subcollections
The notion of a principal radical system has proved very useful in the study of determinantal ideals.
Random Variables with Completely Independent Subcollections
Hochster and Eagon developed it as a method for showing that any ideal of minors of a generic matrix was radical.
Random Variables with Completely Independent Subcollections