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intellectualize

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verb in·tel·lec·tu·al·ize \ˌin-tə-ˈlek-chə-wə-ˌlīz, -chə-ˌlīz, -shwə-ˌlīz, -chü(-ə)-ˌlīz\

Definition of intellectualize

in·tel·lec·tu·al·izedin·tel·lec·tu·al·iz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to give rational form or content to

in·tel·lec·tu·al·i·za·tion play \-ˌlek-chə-wə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -chə-lə-, -shwə-lə-, -chü(-ə)-lə-\ noun
in·tel·lec·tu·al·iz·er play \-ˈlek-chə-wə-ˌlī-zər, -chə-ˌlī-, -shwə-ˌlī-, -chü(-ə)-ˌlī-\ noun


Circa 1819

First Known Use of intellectualize

circa 1819


Medical Dictionary

intellectualize

transitive verb in·tel·lec·tu·al·ize

Medical Definition of intellectualize

in·tel·lec·tu·al·ized or chiefly British in·tel·lec·tu·al·isedin·tel·lec·tu·al·iz·ing or chiefly British in·tel·lec·tu·al·is·ing

  1. 1:  to give rational form or content to

  2. 2:  to avoid conscious recognition of the emotional basis of (an act or feeling) by substituting a superficially plausible explanation <conflicts that are intellectualized—L. E. Hinsie>

  3. in·tel·lec·tu·al·iza·tion or chiefly British in·tel·lec·tu·al·isa·tion \-ˌek-chə(-wə)-lə-ˈzā-shən\play noun



Variants of intellectualize

or chiefly British in·tel·lec·tu·al·ise \ˌint-əl-ˈek-chə(-wə)-ˌlīz, -ˈeksh-wə-\play

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