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English verb: polarise

1. polarise (change) cause to vibrate in a definite pattern

SamplesPolarize light waves.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

2. polarise (change) cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)disunite, divide, part, separate

3. polarise (change) become polarized in a conflict or contrasting situation


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)divide, part, separate

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