ed·i·to·ri·al·ize | \ˌe-də-ˈtȯr-ē-ə-ˌlīz \
editorialized; editorializing

Definition of editorialize 

intransitive verb

1 : to express an opinion in the form of an editorial

2 : to introduce opinion into the reporting of facts

3 : to express an opinion (as on a controversial issue)

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Other Words from editorialize

editorialization \ˌe-də-ˌtȯr-ē-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən \ noun
editorializer noun

Examples of editorialize in a Sentence

she never misses a chance to editorialize on the issues of the day—even the ones she knows nothing about

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In 1989, the New York Times editorialized that Reagan had been right to do so. Livia Gershon, Longreads, "More than Make-Work," 22 May 2018 Nancy Hogshead-Makar and Erin Buzuvis editorialize in support of intersex athletes who choose to participate as women in this piece for the Women's Sports Foundation. Ken Goe, OregonLive.com, "Debate about the new Hayward Field is unlikely ever to end: Oregon track & field rundown," 15 May 2018 The Washington Post has editorialized for passage, arguing that the promotion of civic engagement outweighs concerns about life experience or precedent. NBC News, "Washington, D.C., may let 16-year-olds vote for president. Is that a good idea?," 17 Apr. 2018 In 1969, the Statesman editorialized in favor of banning DDT. idahostatesman, "About Us: 150 Years of News and Change | Idaho Statesman," 1 Aug. 2015 Photo: Donald Uhrbrock/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images In the 1930s, for example, A.C. Lee editorialized against mob violence that threatened the rule of law. Joseph Crespino, WSJ, "Who Is the Real Atticus Finch?," 22 Mar. 2018 While some appreciated her candor, others accused her of editorializing events. Noor Brara, Vogue, "Sex and Love Around the World," 17 Mar. 2018 Christianity Today editorialized hours before voters rejected Moore. Sarah Jones, New Republic, "What Roy Moore Did to the Pro-Life Movement," 13 Dec. 2017 Critics also call the law a protectionist relic, and the Wall Street Journal editorialized this week that it should be permanently repealed. Anne Gearan, Washington Post, "Trump waives shipping restrictions for Puerto Rico for hurricane relief," 28 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of editorialize

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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