Definition of operationalize in English:

operationalize

(British operationalise)

verb

[with object]
  • 1Put into operation or use.

    ‘such measures would be difficult to operationalize’
    • ‘I hope so, for I've already begun discussions about operationalizing my Dream.’
    • ‘Hence, the origin story shifted to specifically Christian themes, typified by Afonso's burying his mother and operationalized by the founding of the Order of Christ.’
    • ‘The Commission will be operationalized in the next few weeks.’
    • ‘Reagan operationalized the virtual in postmodern politics.’
    • ‘As indicated in the mid-term Review of November 2003, RBI had constituted a High Powered Committee for operationalising an On-line Tax Accounting System.’
    • ‘Our information is that there is existing legislation in place, but which has not been fully operationalised, because of dissatisfaction with some of its provisions.’
    • ‘It will be operationalised through a separate agreement between the Exim Bank of India and Myanmar Foreign Trade Bank.’
    • ‘Structural, strategic and other brief, symptom-focused therapies have also been operationalized without much difficulty.’
    • ‘Caring behaviors in the context of health must be operationalized in order to be incorporated, a difficult task at best.’
    • ‘In this study, the theoretical distinction between the interpersonal and organizational domains of communication was difficult to operationalize.’
    • ‘These are difficult phenomena to operationalise and measure, and the procedure for participants was lengthy and exacting.’
    • ‘While they may be very useful for defining a target market, they are difficult to operationalize because of the absence of data beyond sample surveys.’
    • ‘Social conservatives are most certainly a part of the winning Republican majority and their interests and concerns must be respected and operationalized consistently with preserving the coalition.’
    • ‘The problem is that it's much harder to operationalize.’
    • ‘Or you have to strategise and implement, establishing key teams that can operationalise according to the needs of all stakeholders.’
    • ‘More importantly, social or cultural processes like gendered violence are complex to operationalize quantitatively via questionnaires and are difficult to measure with quantitative precision.’
    • ‘This study uses the same measure and operationalizes crime levels in terms of violent crimes per 100,000 inhabitants.’
    • ‘When casual sex was explicitly defined, it was operationalized in a variety of ways.’
    • ‘In this paper, we have operationalized sexual desire in the terms of cognitive events (sexual thoughts, sexual fantasies).’
  • 2Philosophy
    Express or define (something) in terms of the operations used to determine or prove it.

    ‘previous studies have operationalized panic in terms of average time of group escape’
    • ‘By operationalizing Godel and set theory, Badiou's rationalism makes no concessions at all to the worldly or to the empirical.’

Pronunciation

operationalize

/ɒpəˈreɪʃ(ə)n(ə)lʌɪz/