To engage in or discuss politics.
To make political: "The mayor was given authority to appoint police commissioners and by virtue of that power was able to politicize the department” ( Connie Paige).
American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.