ed·​i·​to·​ri·​al·​ize | \ ˌe-də-ˈtȯr-ē-ə-ˌlīz How to pronounce editorialize (audio) \
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 How to pronounce editorialization (audio) \ 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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At the risk of editorializing, stories like this are why many of us in the Marie Claire newsroom got into journalism. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "Breaking News: Prince Charles Has a Cracking Bod," 19 Mar. 2019 Or at least that’s how the criticism will be described. Perhaps instead of editorializing about the motives of a speaker— using a verb that often makes readers think of animals trying to eat other animals—reporters might simply quote the speaker. James Freeman, WSJ, "When Politicians ‘Pounce’," 13 Feb. 2019 Recognition and esteem accrue not to those who editorialize but to those who get scoops, identify important stories or report with depth. David Greenberg, WSJ, "A Half Century of ‘Liberal Media Bias’," 23 Aug. 2018 In the book, Boot writes of National Review founder William F. Buckley: Buckley also editorialized in National Review against desegregation. Jane Coaston, Vox, "Max Boot, Jackie Robinson, and the racism problem in the Republican Party," 12 Oct. 2018 There are big illustrations that draw my attention, editorialized lists, and even explanations of what some highlighted apps are all about. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "macOS Mojave review: dark mode and a preview of the Mac’s future," 24 Sep. 2018 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

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First Known Use of editorialize

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of editorialize was in 1856

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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