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psychologize

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verb psy·chol·o·gize \-ˌjīz\

Definition of psychologize

psy·chol·o·gizedpsy·chol·o·giz·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to speculate in psychological terms or on psychological motivations

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to explain or interpret in psychological terms



1810

First Known Use of psychologize

1810


Medical Dictionary

psychologize

verb psy·chol·o·gize

Medical Definition of psychologize

psy·chol·o·gized also British psy·chol·o·gisedpsy·chol·o·giz·ing also British psy·chol·o·gis·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to explain or interpret in psychological terms

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to speculate in psychological terms or upon psychological motivations



Variants of psychologize

also British psy·chol·o·gise \-ˌjīz\play

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