editorialize

verb

ed·​i·​to·​ri·​al·​ize ˌe-də-ˈtȯr-ē-ə-ˌlīz How to pronounce editorialize (audio)
editorialized; editorializing

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)
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
Recent Examples on the Web Florida solicitor general Whitaker said algorithms are just a means of sites organizing content, not editorializing it. Laura Bratton, Quartz, 27 Feb. 2024 Attorneys for Biden criticized the report, suggesting that Hur, a former US attorney who was nominated by Trump, offered excessive details and editorialized in his report. Justin Sink, Fortune, 9 Feb. 2024 Suddenly free from the dead hand of state regulators, the newspapers turned as one and editorialized in favor of the new law. Will Swaim, National Review, 28 Jan. 2024 There is something therapeutic about committing thoughts to paper, about editorializing your memories and telling your stories on your own terms. Tyler Renner, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Dec. 2023 Perhaps this is just a case of editorializing a look for maximum runway impact, and come next season, all hems will be elongated to bermuda-length. Laia Garcia-Furtado, Vogue, 26 Sep. 2023 Guzmán’s camera crew is given a gift when 300,000 Chileans protest at a worker’s funeral — a rousing, epic vision like the J6 footage if the ABC network hack James Goldston, hired by Pelosi’s Democrats, hadn’t distorted and editorialized it. Armond White, National Review, 13 Sep. 2023 Only occasionally in this otherwise excellent book do some of Shane’s more editorializing comments grate. Richard Kreitner, Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2023 Through years of reporting and editorializing about where Memorial Coliseum should be built, the presence of homes and businesses that would be torn down across 17 acres was an afterthought. Beth Nakamura, The Oregonian - OregonLive.com, 30 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of editorialize was in 1856

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

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