democratize democratize  /dɪ ˈmɑ krə ˌtaɪz/


  1. (v) become (more) democratic; of nations
  2. (v) introduce democratic reforms; of nations



  1. The idea is to democratize the science of astronomy with a single tool that can be used by students and scientists.
  2. Obviously you cannot democratize a starving people.
  3. We all carry this information, and if we bring it together and democratize it, we could really change health care.


  1. MemberSpeed Inc. Finally Announces Launch of New Software That Allows SMB’s to Compete Directly In Deal Making Against ...

    "Easy Deal Builder" software is on course to democratize and streamline scarcity based, deal making on the Internet by offering a long awaited solution, for even the most budget minded small business owner. (PRWeb June 15, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 15, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. A Smartphone Spectrometer Diagnoses Disease At A Fraction Of The Price

    New advances mean that tests that once required a $50,000 machine can now be performed with just a few hundred dollars of equipment, including your phone. From eye-test machines to ultrasound probes, the smartphone is helping democratize all kinds of medical machinery . What used to be exclusive to well-resourced professionals is now open to many, including the very poor. Here’s another example ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  3. Online Courses Have Reached A Turning Point That Should Seriously Scare Colleges

    Colleges around the country should be worried. The quality of online courses is catching up fast. Depending on whom you talk to, MOOCs (massively open online courses) will upend and democratize higher education, or are half-baked approximations of lectures that can never equal the classroom.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Insider


  1. "I bought this baseball to democratize the debate over what to do with it," Ecko wrote on the Web site. "The idea that some of the best athletes in the country are forced to decide between being competitive and staying natural is troubling."
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: Marc Ecko Source:

  2. "You've been demanding that we begin to democratize our streets," Newsom said at a park opening in February. "Who said that every single street that's paved has to be a street that has a priority exclusively for automobiles?"
    on Jun 20, 2010 By: Mayor Gavin Newsom Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. "We have to democratize the economy, globalization and the financial system. How to do this? We already know: with information, transparency and responsibility," Zapatero said.
    on Mar 28, 2009 By: Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero Source: Reuters

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