Pla·​to·​nize ˈplā-tə-ˌnīz How to pronounce Platonize (audio)
Platonized; Platonizing

intransitive verb

: to adopt, imitate, or conform to Platonic opinions

transitive verb

: to explain in accordance with or adapt to Platonic doctrines
especially : idealize

Word History

First Known Use

1577, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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The first known use of Platonize was in 1577

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Cite this Entry

“Platonize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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