Meaning of proletarianize

pro•le•tar•i•an•ize

Pronunciation: (prō"li-târ'ē-u-nīz"), [key]
— -ized, -iz•ing.
  1. to convert or transform into a member or members of the proletariat: to proletarianize the middle class.
  2. to change to or adopt (the language, manners, etc.) of the proletariat.
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