transitive verb

archaic : to confer a diploma upon
: to treat or manage with diplomacy : aid in the manner of a diplomatist

intransitive verb

: to act like a diplomat or with adroitness and tact : practice diplomacy

Word History


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

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“Diplomatize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diplomatize. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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