verb di·plo·ma·tize \-məˌtīz\

Definition of diplomatize


  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  to confer a diploma upon

  3. 2 :  to treat or manage with diplomacy :  aid in the manner of a diplomatist

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to act like a diplomat or with adroitness and tact :  practice diplomacy

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Origin and Etymology of diplomatize

in sense 1 (transitive), from Latin diplomat-, diploma + English -ize; in other senses, from 1diplomatic, after such pairs as English dramatic: dramatize

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