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
Recent Examples on the Web The Stanford Daily, the student newspaper, editorialized in 1991. Sam Roberts, BostonGlobe.com, "Donald Kennedy, who led Stanford in 1980s," 24 Apr. 2020 The Stanford Daily, the student newspaper, editorialized in 1991. Sam Roberts, BostonGlobe.com, "Donald Kennedy, who led Stanford in 1980s," 24 Apr. 2020 The Stanford Daily, the student newspaper, editorialized in 1991. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "Donald Kennedy, Who Led Stanford in 1980s, Dies at 88," 23 Apr. 2020 Avoid sharing any resources that could cause panic or push any conspiracy theories and don’t speculate and editorialize the situation. Ryan Nickerson, Houston Chronicle, "Bellaire Business Association: How to write a COVID-19 message for your business," 1 Apr. 2020 The House voted down the bill by a vote of 63-12, and The Republic editorialized against its passage. Helena Wegner, azcentral, "Arizona elected 2 black lawmakers to the Legislature 70 years ago. Today, there are 3," 29 Feb. 2020 In the same way that an oil company might shell out money for campaign ads, the New York Times spends money paying columnists to editorialize on politics and the League of Conservation Voters buys ads advocating environmental causes. Nate Hochman, National Review, "Progressives’ Push for Campaign-Finance ‘Reform’ Is a Blatant, Frontal Assault on Free-Speech Rights," 1 Aug. 2019 The primary rule of this groupthink, though, is to refrain from editorializing on your own or anyone else’s ideas. Lila Maclellan, Quartz at Work, "The man who gave us brainstorming meetings did his best thinking alone," 6 Aug. 2019 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

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First Known Use of editorialize

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 May 2020

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“Editorialize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/editorialize. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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